Rose Hip

Rose Hip, also called rosehips, are fruits of rose (Rosa). Drinking rosehip tea boosts immunity, fights inflammation, and supports the health of the joints, cardiovascular system, and skin. The rose’s fruits contain large amounts of vitamins C, A, and E. NutraTea’s Pine Needle and Rose Hip tea blend helps to support immune system function. Our NutraBone blend contains rosehips to help maintain normal joint mobility. Rose Hip is an herbal ally to reach for on a consistent basis, long-term, in order to reap its full health benefits.

Rose Hip Boosts Immunity

Rosehips strengthen immunity largely due vitamin C (ascorbic acid), as well as phenolic compounds and healthy fatty acids. Rosehips have one of the highest vitamin C concentrations of any fruit or vegetable. Vitamin C nourishes and increases production of white blood cells (lymphocytes), which defend the body against infection.

Rose Hip

Rose Hip Lowers Joint Inflammation

Joint inflammation occurs when the immune system or a damaged tissue release chemicals that increase fluid in the joint tissues, leading to swelling. Inflammation can affect a single joint, as in the case of injury, or be widespread due to an inflammatory autoimmune condition like rheumatoid arthritis.

Rosehips contain several fatty acids that reduce joint inflammation:

  • triterpenoic acids
  • ursolic acid
  • oleanolic acid
  • betulinic acid

In addition to pain, inflammation damages tissue. Rosehips contain nutrients like vitamins C and E, carotenoids, polyphenols, and antioxidant enzymes that all protect the body from inflammatory damage. Antioxidants also reduce the risk of many diseases like rheumatoid arthritis by scavenging free radicals.

Rose Hip Supports Heart Health

Rosehip’s wealth of antioxidants protects the cardiovascular system from disease. This is because high vitamin C intake lowers levels of low-density lipoprotein (bad) cholesterol and blood triglycerides, which are risk factors for heart disease. Also, flavonoids in rosehips improve circulation of blood to the heart while lowering blood pressure in people with hypertension. Obesity can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Luckily, rosehips contain high levels of an antioxidant called tiliroside, which helps the body burn fat at an accelerated rate.

Rose Hip Supports Skin Health

Collagen structures and strengthens the skin and contributes to its elasticity and hydration. Breakdown of collagen occurs naturally with aging, but premature skin aging from sun damage and lack of nutrients can be avoided. Rosehip’s high vitamin C content promotes collagen synthesis and is photoprotective, helping to defend skin cells from being damaged by sunlight. Vitamins C and E work synergistically to slow premature aging of the skin. Carotenoids in rosehips further prevent the breakdown of collagen.

What is a Rose Hip?

Rose Hip has a vibrant, orange red color and a tangy flavor like that of green apple. The small, seed-bearing rose “hip” or “haw” forms after a rose plant is pollinated in Spring or Summer and after its flowers die and the petals fall. Rosehips ripen in late Summer and throughout the Fall. They are classified as an accessory fruit, because they develop from the tissue around the floral ovary rather than from the floral ovary itself. Most rose hips are harvested from the thorny, wild rose variety Rosa canina. Rosa canina is native to Europe and Asia, but now grows widely throughout the world.

NutraBone and Pine Needle and Rose Hip Tea

NutraTea herbalists crafted NutraBone with Rose Hip, Green Tea, Ginger, Gingko Biloba, Nettle, Yucca, Turmeric, Licorice, and Willow Bark. These herbs work together to fight inflammation, reduce pain, support joint mobility, and strengthen the skeletal system. Pine Needle and Rose Hip Tea is an immunity-boosting, antioxidant-rich blend of Rose Hip and Pine Needle that makes the perfect supplement during the winter months. Enjoy a warming cup of rosehip tea and meditate on its healing powers and the beauty of the rose.