Overview

Rose hip is the round portion of the rose flower just below the petals. Rose hip contains the seeds of the rose plant. Dried rose hip and the seeds are used together to make medicine.

Fresh rose hip contains vitamin C, so some people take it as a source of vitamin C. However, much of the vitamin C in rose hip is destroyed during drying and processing. Rose hip is used for osteoarthritis and pain after surgery. It is also used for many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these other uses.

In foods and in manufacturing, rose hip is used for tea, jam, soup, and as a natural source of vitamin C.

How does it work ?

Some people use rose hip as a source of vitamin C. It is true that fresh rose hip contains vitamin C. But processing and drying of the plant destroys most of the vitamin C. Besides vitamin C, other natural chemicals found in rose hip may be helpful for a variety of health conditions.

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