Plant name: Rosa canina  

Active constituents: flavonoids, carotenoids, oleic and linoleic acids, antioxidants, a nd pectin 

Medicinal Properties:  

  • Rose hips are rich in antioxidants that can help protect against cell damage from free radicals 
  • Contain high levels of polyphenols and vitamins A and E, all of which help strengthen and protect your immune system  
  • High concentration of vitamin C to support the immune system and  enhance the integrity of connective tissue and reduce inflammation 
  • Anti-inflammatory effects due to rich concentrations of polyphenols and galactolipids 
  • Mucilaginous and coat and soothe the mucus membranes including the throat, stomach and intestines. Studies show that rose hips reduce the risk of ulcers by altering the pH balance of the stomach  
  • Contain pectin which can bind toxins and metals allowing for detoxification