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Encyclopedia > Rose hips
Dog Rose showing the bright red hips
Dog Rose showing the bright red hips

The rose hip, also called the rose haw, is the pomeaceous fruit of the rose plant. It is typically red to orange but may be dark purple to black in some species. Rose hips (Rosa canina) - photo User:MPF File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Rose hips (Rosa canina) - photo User:MPF File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... An apple is an example of a pome fruit. ... Fruit stall in Barcelona, Spain. ... Species About 100, see text A rose is a flowering shrub of the genus Rosa and the flower of this shrub. ...


Rose hips of some species, especially Rosa canina (Dog Rose), have been used as a source of Vitamin C. Rosehips are commonly used as a herbal tea, often blended with hibiscus and as an oil. They can also be used to make jam, jelly and marmalade. The Dog Rose (Rosa canina) is a scrambling shrub-like rose species native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia. ... Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient essential for life, used by the human body for many purposes. ... A herbal tea, tisane, or ptisan is a herbal infusion other than that made with real (white, yellow, black, oolong, or green) tea (Camellia sinensis). ... Species See text Hibiscus or Rosemallow is a large genus of about 200-220 species of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae, native to warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. ... Oil is a generic term for organic liquids that are not miscible with water. ... Jam from berries Jam is a type of fruit preserve made by boiling fruit with sugar to make an unfiltered jelly. ... Jelly is a sweet or savoury food gel, usually made through the addition of gelatin or pectin. ... Marmalade is a sweet conserve made from fruit, sugar, and (usually) a gelling agent. ...


Health benefits

  • Particularly high in Vitamin C, with about 1700-2000 mg per 100 g in the dried product, one of the richest plant sources.
  • Contain vitamins A, D and E, and antioxidant flavonoids
  • As an herbal remedy, rosehips are attributed with the ability to prevent urinary bladder infections, and assist in treating dizziness and headaches.

Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient essential for life, used by the human body for many purposes. ... An antioxidant is a chemical that prevents the oxidation of other chemicals. ... Molecular structure of flavone Flavonoids are a large group of low molecular weight polyphenolic compounds, also called phytochemicals, that are found in all vascular plants. ... Dioscorides’ Materia Medica, c. ... The interior of bladder. ...

Use in World War II

During World War II, British school children were given the job of collecting rosehips from hedgerows. These were converted into rosehip syrup, a source of vitamin C. This was to replace the imported oranges that were being denied by the German U boat blockade of Britain in the Battle of the Atlantic. World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: Immense human sacrifice, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons - the atom bomb being the ultimate. ... Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient essential for life, used by the human body for many purposes. ... October 1939. ... The Second Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign of World War II, running from 1939 right through to the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, and was at its height from mid-1940 through to about the end of 1943. ...


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Rose hip - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (237 words)
Rose hips are commonly used as a herbal tea, often blended with hibiscus and as an oil.
As a herbal remedy, rose hips are attributed with the ability to prevent urinary bladder infections, and assist in treating dizziness and headaches.
Rose hips are used for the creation of herbal tea, jam, jelly, syrup, beverages, pies, bread and marmalade, amongst others.
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