Each Valentines day an average of 110 millions roses are sold. That’s a lot of flowers. I thought this would be a great time to educate on the positive benefits of Rose Hips. What are Rose Hips you ask? They are the seed pods of roses and they have numerous health benefits.
Rosehips are the seed-filled red-orange pods that form at the base of the rose bloom. When boiled with water, they produce a tasty tea with a tangy & tart flavor with a beautiful pink color. It has a high concentration of vitamin C and is valued for its immune-strengthening properties. It also contains many other beneficial micro-nutrients including vitamin A, E, and B-complex, as well as calcium, iron, selenium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur, silicon, and zinc.
The health benefits of rose hips also are known for numerous chronic conditions including the ability to releive the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, improve various upper respiratory conditions, have an anti-cancer property, lowers cholesterol, improves digestive function, boost the immune system, stimulates the cardiovascular system, and helps to build strong healthy bones.
There are over 25,000 different phytonutrients that exist in nature and every single one has dozens of health benefits ranging from antioxidant and anti-inflammatory to anti-cancer and anti-diabetic. Please continue to read my blog to learn more about the numerous benefits of phytonutrients and Naturopathic Medicine.