Herbs & Natural Foods for Health
Scientific Name - Rosa ....
Properties - digestive aid, mild laxative, astringent, aromatic, rose hips are high in Vitamin C
Common Uses - Tea made from crushed rose hips is commonly taken to aid digestion, and to provide relief for colds and sore throats. Rose water made from the petals is used in creams and cosmetics. As a gentle astringent, this may be helpful in skin conditions such as acne.
Parts Used - Petals, fruit (rose hips)
Locating & Handling - Rose hip tea and preparation made from rose petals can be found in health food stores.
Caution - None
Origin - Native to Middle East, with recorded use from Ancient Greece.
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