Rose Hip (Rosa canina)

Also called the fruit of the rose‘, rose hips are the the round, seed-filled bulbs found underneath the rose petals of the plant.

Rich in nutrients and disease-fighting properties, rose hips have gained attention for their role in health and beauty.

They have traditionally been used to treat a range of health conditions including diarrhoea, bladder infections and diabetes. They are high in vitamins B, C and E as well as flavonoids, carotenoids, polyphenols and catechins.

There is a large body of research into the cardiovascular impact of rose hips, which may be due to the high levels of antioxidants present in these fruits.

A study from the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming a rose hip drink for 6 weeks may have significantly reduced systolic blood pressure and cholesterol levels, lowering the risk for cardiovascular disease by 17%.

Part used:

Fruit, seed


Neutral (slightly cool), sweet, sour


Astringent, stomachic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory

  • Gastritis, Diarrhoea
  • Mild infections especially of the respiratory system and the common cold
  • Adjuvant for the pain and joint stiffness associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • As a dietary supplement

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Rose hip is used in our Antioxidant, Immune, Ruby Rose and Women’s Wellness Tea.