“Rosa” originally comes from the Greek word “roden” or red. For those old enough to remember World War II, it should be no surprise to learn that there was a shortage of citrus fruit in England, due to the German submarine blockade of the British Isles. To offset the loss of Vitamin C, the British Government organized the country to harvest all the rosehips in England to be made into Vitamin C syrup for people, so as to prevent scurvy. Thus began the use of rosehips as a therapeutic entity. Today, it is one of the richest sources available of Vitamin C, reportedly with 60 times more Vitamin C than citrus fruit. Vitamin C is linked with bio-flavonoids and rose hips are rich in bio-flavonoids and Vitamin C. Bio-flavonoids are vital to build and strengthen body tissues and are especially important in the building and maintaining of a good vascular system to include, preventing and healing of fragile capillaries. Rosehips with its bio-flavonoids and Vitamin C combined together enhances the body’s ability to absorb vitamin C in those with difficulty in absorbing it. It helps in preventing and in treating infections and helps curb stress. It has been reported by researchers that arteriosclerosis is a deficiency disease of Vitamin C. Large doses of Vitamin C from rosehips have been known to cure cancer and in smaller doses have been named a preventative in cancer.
Rosehip Seedless (Rosa canina)
- Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Rosehips can provide relief for: • Adrenal Glands • Arteriosclerosis • Bruises/Circulation • Blood Purifier • Cancer • Cramps • Exhaustion • Colds/Flu/Fevers/Sore Throat • Migraine Headaches • Nervousness/Stress