A Rose hip is the fruit of a rose, they contain 50% more vitamin C than oranges. A single tablespoon of the pulp gives an adult more than the recommended daily allowance of 60 mg.
The fruit acids and pectin in rose hip tea is a mild diuretic and laxative. It is used to improve, and relieve the symptoms of kidney disorders.
It has the ability to help regenerate new skin cells. it does not dry out the skin; actually it helps to rehydrate it, keeping the moisture in. Drinking rose hip tea daily will also benefit your skin. Rose hips have a high vitamin A content. It helps to regenerate skin cells, healing wounds and scars. It also helps to keep the skin elastic and nourished. This will prevent wrinkles, but can actually help to minimize any that have already appeared.
The vitamin A is also beneficial to the immune system. .
Do not take rose hip if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have diabetes.
- You have sickle-cell disease.