Rose hips contain vitamin C and flavonoids, which increase the body's utilisation of the vitamin. Therefore this herb is beneficial for colds and flu. The nutrients however, are lost when the herb is dried.
Prepacked rose hip teas, jams, extracts, purees, and soups don’t contain very high amounts of anything beneficial to your system.
How It May Benefit You
- colds and flu. (Take internally.)
High doses of vitamin C may cause diarrhoea and may slightly strain the kidneys.
WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Rose hips are available as dried bulk and in tincture