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Rosehip Tea

(Rosa canina L., Rosa rubiginosa L. and Rosa rugosa Thunb.)



Rosehips which are the round part of the flower, just below the rose, have always been prized for their vitamin C content, although much of the vitamin is actually lost during drying. Rosehips also contain a range of health promoting polyphenols.




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2 Cohen M. Rosehip - an evidence based herbal medicine for inflammation and arthritis. Aust Fam Physician. 2012 Jul;41(7):495-8.

3 Christensen R, Bartels EM, Altman RD et al.  Does the hip powder of Rosa canina (rosehip) reduce pain in osteoarthritis patients?--a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2008 Sep;16(9):965-72.

4 Andersson U, Berger K, Högberg A et al. Effects of rose hip intake on risk markers of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease: a randomized, double-blind, cross-over investigation in obese persons. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2012 May;66(5):585-90.

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