Of all the plants in the Roseaceae Family, Rose is the true queen of the flowers. While most people are familiar with the aesthetic and olfactory beauty of the rose, there is less familiarity with her fruit: the rosehip.
Rosehips are the fruits that develop on the rose after all her petals drop. They are red in color, meaning they are are high in bioflavanoids like other red-hued herbs & fruits, preventing free radical damage in the body.
Did you know rosehip has a higher concentration of Vitamin C than citrus? It has been known for centuries to be one of the richest botanical sources of Vitamin C.
Besides its high vitamin C content, rosehip has a plethora of benefits when supplemented and it is especially great at addressing skin concerns. Rosehips are abundant in essential fatty acids, vitamin E, B-carotene, and also act as an excellent source of trans-retinoic acid– a natural form of vitamin A, which can also be construed as nature’s retinol.
If healthy skin is what you’re after– drinking rosehips tea will ensure you are getting the synergystic benefits of Vitamin C & A. Vitamin C will deliver brightness & help you achieve an even-toned complexion, whereas the Vitamin A aids in healthy skin cell rejuvination, reduces wrinkles, and protects from UV & free radacial damage. As with any herbal product, consistency is key, so add this to your routine.
You can purchase Rosehips in bulk from us at High Vibe, or check out some of these skincare products with a high content of rosehip seed oil:
Rosehips are packed with essential fatty acids (EFA’s) meaning by using in a syrup or tea and applying rosehip seed oil externally, you’ll be helping your skin stay healthy, moisturized, and strong!
Other benefits of Rosehips:
It has a soothing effect on the intestinal tract thanks to its natural pectin content.
It may help reduce joint pain! Linoleic acid, found in rosehip seed oil that has anti-inflammatory properties and is great for joints.
A Homey Recipe for a Rosehip Oxymel
The Combination of Honey, Vinegar and herbs dates as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It is a wonderful (and delicious!) method to preserve your favorite herbs or create a medicinal tonic you can sip on through and through.
Step by Step:
⦁ Fill a jar 1/3 of the way with dried rosehips (or 1/2 fresh)
⦁ Mix honey and apple cider vinegar together in a 1:1 ratio and pour the mixture over the rosehips completely, filling the entire jar.
⦁ Stir it up to remove air bubbles and cover the jar with a sheet of wax paper before capping it with the lid. Now you’re going to let the jar sit for 2 – 6 weeks.
⦁ Over the course of the 2 – 6 weeks, shake the jar to make sure the herbs do not clump together.
⦁ Once it has infused for the desired amount of time, strain out the rosehips with a cheesecloth and store in a cool, dry place & out of direct sunlight.