Roses have always been praised highly for their beauty and fragrance. However, rose plants do have a lot of medicinal properties too. Rose hip, the round portion of the rose flower just below the petals, is an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants like catechins, quercetin and ellagic acid. These natural chemicals are helpful in treating several diseases and boost immunity.


Acts as an antioxidant

It has antioxidant properties that protects the cells from harmful free radicals and boosts metabolism. High content of ascorbic acid, flavonoid and phenolic content in rose hip fruit contribute to its anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic and antioxidant properties.

Helps to treat osteoarthritis

Rose hip contains fatty acid GOPO which makes it an effective medicine for treating arthritis pain. Besides, it does not contain ulcerogenic effects like other medications do. Taking it regularly reduces stiffness and improves the functions of the body

Reduces cholesterol levels

Rose hip fruit might be helpful for obese patients. Its regular intake drops blood cholesterol levels by 5 percent. In other words, it helps to lower the chances of heart problems and can also be used as an alternative for anti-cholesterol drugs with mild or no side effects.

Reduces pain after surgery

Taking rose hip as a medicine before surgery reduces pain and also helps to control the pain after surgery.

Helps to control diabetes

Studies reveal that the methanolic extract of rose hip helps to inhibit a-amylase with higher degree of inhibition. This helps in delaying the digestion of starch that ultimately helps to control diabetes