Rose Hips and Their Secret to Health

Rose Hips and Their Secret to Health-

Sickness has struck — again.  Last time the doctor’s office was full of coughing bodies in every direction.  If only there was a way to avoid the four walls where the naked eye could almost see the germs crawling.  But wait, right outside the front door of your home and mine are rose hips! Journey with me as we discover how to send that sickness away.

If you are like me and not familiar with rose hips, they are as the apples on an apple tree.  They are what rose bushes bear.  Their season is early to mid autumn.  Interestingly enough,  they were used in U. S. pharmacies until the 1930s.

Rose Hips Benefits

  • Improves skin health and appearance
  • Battles infection
  • Wound healing
  • Eases rheumatoid arthritis
  • Boosts immune system
  • Cancer prevention
  • Promotes cardiovascular health
  • Regulates elimination

Some Cautions…

With the use of this herb, you may experience some nausea or vomiting.  In addition, there may be some diarrhea.  If you are a diabetic, please check with your doctor first.  If you take prescription medications, rose hips may interfere with them.  So seek professional medical advice first.

My Final Thoughts…

The incredible thing about this herb is how common it is and we are not even aware of it.  Of course, if you trim your dead blooms off your rose bushes or cut fresh roses for your table, the fruit will not result.  But I have walked so many neighborhood streets where people just forget about their roses and the rose hips are able to develop.

Did you know what rose hips contain 20-60 times the vitamin C that oranges have?  That is where the incredible wound healing benefits come in and that immune system boost.  Let’s not forget about the infection battling power, in addition to that.

Even though it seems the pharmaceutical industry has forgotten, let’s remember this brave little fruit that has so many amazing benefits.  It’s there to give us health and healing.  So cast out that sickness, and experience health to its fullest!

Do you need rose hips?  Go here.

Let’s Talk…

What have you used rose hips for?  Let me know in the comments.


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  1. Alicia Owen says:

    I just learned about the health benefits of rose hips this past fall or so. Interestingly enough, we have TONS of them on our property. It’s been something I’ve been meaning to read up on and try myself. 🙂

  2. Easy Peasy Life Matters says:

    This is fascinating! We have tons of rose bushes so this is great to know. Thanks so much for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party! We’ve pinned your post to our board and hope to see you back tomorrow 🙂

  3. Bonnie V says:

    I haven’t harvested rose hips myself, but I’m hoping to if I can keep my goats away from my rose bushes. My favorite Vitamin C supplement has them in it and I really do think it gives me an extra boost.

    Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop. Your post was selected as one of this week’s Featured articles. Feel free to stop by to grab the Featured button to add to your post.

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