The rose hip, is the fruit of the rose plant, that typically is red-to-orange, but might be dark purple-to-black in some species. Contrary to the fairly common myth, rosehips are not poisonous. Rose hips begin to form in spring, and ripen in late summer through autumn.
(1) Particularly high in Vitamin C, with about 17002000 mg per 100 g in the dried product, one of the richest plant sources.
(2)RP-HPLC assays of fresh rose hips and several commercially available products revealed a wide range of L-ascorbic acid content, ranging from 0.03 to 1.3%
(3)Rose hips contain vitamins C, D and E,essential fatty acids and antioxidants flavonoids.
(4)Rose hip powder is touted as a remedy for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
(1)Rose hips are used for herbal tea (often blended with hibiscus), jam, jelly, syrup,beverages, pies, bread and marmalade.
(2)Rose hips have recently become popular as a healthy treat for pet chinchillas Chinchillas are unable to manufacture their own Vitamin C, but lack the proper internal organs to process many vitamin-C rich foods. Rose Hips provide a sugarless, safe way to increase the Vitamin C intake of chinchillas and guinea pigs.
(3)Rose hips are also fed to horses. The dried and powdered form can be fed at a maximum of 1 tablespoon per day to improve coat condition and new hoof growth.
(4)The fine hairs found inside rose hips are used as itching powder. Dried rosehips are also sold for primitive crafts and home fragrance purposes. Rosehips are scented with essential oils and can be used as a potpourri room air freshener
(5)Roses are propagated from hips by removing the seeds from the aril (the outer coating) and sowing just beneath the surface of the soil. Placed in a cold frame or a greenhouse, the seeds take at least three months to germinate.
(6)Rose hips were used in many food preparations by the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
(7)Rose hips are used for colds and influenza.
(8)Rose hips can be used to make Palinka, a traditional Hungarian alcoholic beverage.
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