1 oz. packet of Rosehips (Dried, Cut and Sifted).
Botanical Name: Rosa canina
Common Names: Dog rose, Hep tree, hip tree, brier rose, hip fruit
Origin: Chile Certified: Kosher, USDA Organic
Uses: Rosehips contain more vitamin C than any citrus fruit: Rosa canina may contain 1200-2000mg of Vitamin C per 100g. WebMD suggests that some doctors recommend rosehips as an alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, because rosehips do "not appear to thin the blood or cause stomach irritation and possible ulcers".
Rosehips are also effective for lowering cholesterol, blood sugar, and high blood pressure; as anti-inflammatory agent in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; and as an immune booster.
Serving: 1 tsp/day in 8 oz. boiling water. Steep 3-4 minutes @ 212°.
Safety Rating: Safe at recommended dose.
No concerns identified for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Contraindicated for people taking blood thinners and people with bleeding disorders; blood clotting disorders; and people with kidney problems, including kidney stones.