Rosehips are extremely high in vitamin C, one cup of rosehips has the equivalent amount of vitamin C in 60 oranges. Wow!! In addition to vitamins C, E, and K, rosehips contain calcium, citric acid, iron, niacin, phosphorus, tannin, vitamin A, B1, B2, and P. It is used as a tonic to help build the immune system against seasonal colds and flu, as well as chest infections. This herb helps to soothe the nerves and fight exhaustion.
The seed makes a decoction that is diuretic and helps with disorders of the urinary tract and with the kidneys. The pectin and seeds are also a gentle laxative. It can ease the pain of menstrual cramps and relieve pelvic congestion. It has anti-inflammatory properties, and may be useful for osteoarthritis. As a natural stimulant it gently allows movement of the bowels, as a diuretic rosehips cleanse the urinary system and as a tonic they strengthen the organs.
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8 oz, 4 oz