While rose hip is often considered a good source of vitamin C, the processing and drying of the plant actually destroys most of it. Besides vitamin C, other natural chemicals found in rose hip may be helpful for a variety of health conditions.
People use rose hip 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.
Uses & Effectiveness
Possibly Effective for
- Osteoarthritis. Taking rose hip by mouth, alone or with other natural medicines, can reduce pain and stiffness and improve function in people with osteoarthritis.
- Pain after surgery. Taking a single dose of rose hip extract by mouth right before a C-section helps to reduce pain and the need for pain medications after surgery.
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if rose hip is safe or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if rose hip is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if rose hip is safe to use as medicine when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
Kidney stones: In large doses, rose hip might increase the chance of getting kidney stones. This is due to the vitamin C in rose hip.
Aluminum interacts with ROSE HIP
Aluminum is found in most antacids. Rose hips contain vitamin C. Vitamin C can increase how much aluminum the body absorbs. But it isn't clear if this interaction is a big concern. Take rose hip two hours before or four hours after antacids.
Estrogens interacts with ROSE HIP
Rose hip contains vitamin C. Vitamin C can increase how much estrogen the body absorbs. Taking rose hip along with estrogen can increase the effects and side effects of estrogens.
Lithium interacts with ROSE HIP
Taking rose hip might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
Warfarin (Coumadin) interacts with ROSE HIP
Warfarin is used to slow blood clotting. Rose hip contains vitamin C. Large amounts of vitamin C might decrease the effects of warfarin. Decreasing the effects of warfarin might increase the risk of clotting. Be sure to have your blood checked regularly. The dose of your warfarin might need to be changed.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with ROSE HIP
Rose hip might slow blood clotting. Taking rose hip along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Medications for cancer (Alkylating agents) interacts with ROSE HIP
Rose hip contains vitamin C, which is an antioxidant. There is some concern that antioxidants might decrease the effects of some medications used for cancer. If you are taking medications for cancer, check with your healthcare provider before taking rose hip.
Medications for cancer (Antitumor antibiotics) interacts with ROSE HIP
Rose hip contains vitamin C, which is an antioxidant. There is some concern that antioxidants might decrease the effects of medications used for cancer. If you are taking medications for cancer, check with your healthcare provider before taking rose hip.
Be cautious with this combination
Aspirin interacts with ROSE HIP
Vitamin C might decrease how much aspirin is removed in the urine. Rose hip contains vitamin C. Taking rose hip could increase the chance of aspirin-related side effects. But research suggests that this is not an important concern, and that the vitamin C in rose hip does not interact in a meaningful way with aspirin.
Be watchful with this combination
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