Rosehip

Rosehip is the fruit of the Rose plant that forms after pollination. Rosehip can be used to make syrup, juice, tea, oil, or eaten whole. Rosehip is very high in vitamin C. Rosehip is also rich in carotenoids, including beta-carotene, which have been linked to lowering LDL cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol) levels, and maintaining heart health. Rosehip oil is rich in beta-carotene and omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, and is often used to treat skin conditions like acne, dermatitis and eczema, and is also used to heal scarring. The oil however is not very high in vitamin C as this is a water soluble vitamin.  Rosehip has also been linked to reducing pain caused by arthritis.

 

Nutritional Benefits

Source of omega-3
  • Help to lower the levels of LDL cholesterol
  • Helps to maintain heart health and lowers risk of heart disease
Vitamin C
  • Prevents cells from oxidative stress and damage to cells.
  • Aids in the absorption of iron in the body
  • Aids in the utilisation of iron
Vitamin A (Beta-carotene)
  • Maintains immune system health
  • Helps maintain healthy skin
  • Helps maintain eye health and vision in dim light
  • Contributes to iron metabolism

 

Risks and Side Effects

There are no notable risks or side effects linked to rosehip or rosehip products.

Uses

Rosehip oil can be used as a moisturiser or a skin treatment, the syrup can be added to foods and drinks to add flavour and colour.

 

Rosehip products we have available can be found here.