“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 the people, so as to prevent scurvy. Thus began the use of Rosehips as a therapeutic entity. Today, one of the richest sources of Vitamin C is Rosehips, with 60 times more Vitamin C than citrus fruit. Rosehips are rich in both bio-flavonoids and in Vitamin C, it is vital for them to be used together - the bio-flavonoids build and strengthen body tissues and are especially important in the building and maintaining of a good blood vascular system to heal of fragile capillaries. Rosehips with its bio-flavonoids and Vitamin C combined together, enhance the body’s ability to absorb Vitamin C in those having 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 has been a cancer preventative.
Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Rosehips may provide relief for:
• Adrenal Glands
• Blood Impurities
• Poor Circulation
- Rosehips (Rosa canina) Properties: Anti-septic, Anti-spasmodic, Astringent, Blood Purifier, Nutritive, Stomachic Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, potassium, silica, sodium, sulfur, Vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, and E.