For many generations, rosehips have recognized for their healing power and flexibility in treating numerous ailments.
Rosehips are the fruit of the rose bush, and they are one of the best naturally occurring sources of Vitamin C on the planet.
When perfectly ripe, some rosehips have as much as 25 times more Vitamin C by weight than other citrus fruits like lemons and oranges. During World War II, people were encouraged to forage for wild rosehips and make them into a syrup to prevent Vitamin C deficiency.
Rosehips also have B Complex Vitamins, Potassium, Iron, Antioxidants, Bioflavonoids and many other complex nutrients that work in harmony to strengthen bones and skin, help wounds heal faster, soothe upset stomachs and ease muscle cramps.
Some studies have also linked rosehips to slowing the growth and migration of cancer cells, lowering cholesterol, reducing the severity of symptoms if rheumatoid arthritis, helping control diabetes, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and treating digestive problems.
The healing powers of rosehips are getting attention from news and lifestyle media such as Style Craze, which recently published this great article on 12 health benefits of rosehips.