What are rose hips (Rosa rugosa)? This wonderful plant is an excellent, all-natural source of Vitamin C.
Rose hips extract, also called Rosa rugosa, has vitamin C and other bioactives to help enhance immune response and control inflammation.
From prickly thorns, soft petals to remarkable fragrances, roses are known to express love and passion. They also symbolize health and beauty. They’re categorized under the Rosaceae family with more than 100 species.
Interestingly enough, rose hips often aren’t well understood, as they’re the round portion of the rose flower located below the beautiful petals. Usually orange or orange-red in color, rose hips often grow once the petals have bloomed and begun to fall off.
Rosa Rugosa is popularly known for its disease resistance and incredible hardiness. Most importantly, of course, they contain the seeds of the Rosa rugosa plant. Rose hips extract from Linden Botanicals is standardized to 20% vitamin C.
Rose Hips Health Benefits
A Great Source of Vitamin C
Rose hips are rich in Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), which is full of antioxidants. These antioxidants offer protective activities against cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient. Because our bodies are unable to manufacture Vitamin C by themselves, we need to get it from outside sources such as rose hips.
Vitamin C is essential in the production of collagen that protects our joints from osteoarthritis. It also may aid in the production of neurotransmitters and improve the metabolism of proteins.
Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular conditions and cancers may occur in part due to oxidative stress. Antioxidants are beneficial in scavenging free radicals from the human body, including the brain and cells. Through this activity, the herb may prevent cellular damage and reduce oxidative stress.
Although Vitamin C is found in rose hips, it is not the only antioxidant found in this wonderful plant. The plant also contains ellagic acid, phenols, Vitamin E, flavonoids, and lycopene that are also rich in antioxidants that help to protect the body against cancer and other degenerative diseases.
Inflammation refers to the body’s response to an injury or infection. Scientifically, inflammation is significant for adaptive and innate immunity. When the body detects harmful stimuli (e.g., pathogens, irritants, or damaged cells), it often responds through inflammation of vascular tissues.
Studies on the phytoconstituents and natural compounds that help to alleviate prolonged inflammation have recommended consumption of rose hips, as they exhibit anti-inflammatory activities in vitro and in vivo. This property may help to reduce inflammation due to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The biochemical compounds in the plant inhibit chemicals that trigger inflammation and pain.
The herb contains Vitamin C, which has proved effective against cold and viral infections and influenza. Rose hips may improve the body’s immune function and help the body fight back against infections. It also complements immune health due to its antimicrobial properties. Many scientists also recommend consumption of the extract to support treatment for H Pylori, peptic ulcers, and urinary tract infections.
Try Rosa rugosa Extract Today
Rose hips have been consumed since ancient times for therapeutic purposes, and they offer a wide range of phytochemicals that contribute to their medicinal value.
We sell Rosa rugosa extract in a 20 gram size (20 servings), a 50 gram size (50 servings), and a 100 gram size (100 servings). We also sell Rosa rugosa extract as one of six superbotanicals in our proprietary ShieldsUp! Immune Support Kits. To learn more about Rose Hips, we encourage you to start with the Rosa rugosa FAQ.