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Rose Hips - Rosa caninaRose hips are used for herbal tea, jam, jelly, syrup, soup, beverages, pies, bread, wine, and marmalade.
Rose Hips are by far one of nature’s most concentrated natural sources of vitamin C and antioxidant-rich bioflavonoids. Get this rejuvenating “pick-me-up” herbal tonic. It supports immune system function and promotes general Health & vitality. Herbalists note that Rose Hips therapeutic benefits mirror those of vitamin C: supports immune health, promotes healthy resistance, soothes stress, and promotes urinary tract health. Rose Hips are the little bright red fruits you see on the Rose plant after the flowers have bloomed and the petals have fallen. They’re packed with carotenoids, Calcium, B-Complex, Selenium, and other health-boosting nutrients.
The iron in rose hips make them an excellent supplement for menstruating women, and rose hip tea is a rich source of vitamin C, carrying all the benefits of that vitamin. In addition, the various flavonoids in rose hips have potent antioxidant action, helping to protect the body from the effects of stress, aging and the environment.
The rose hip and rose haw, is the pomaceous fruit of the rose plant, that typically is red-to-orange, but ranges from dark purple to black in some species. Rose hips begin to form in spring, and ripen in late summer through autumn.