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5 Surprising Benefits of Rose Hips

Not only are there numerous health benefits of rose hips, but they can also give your beauty routine a serious boost!

5 Surprising Benefits of Rose Hips

Roses are red. Violets are blue. I know a secret. Can I share it with you? Rose hips may just be the secret ingredient your medicine cabinet has been missing!

Not only are there numerous health benefits of rose hips, but they can also give your beauty routine a serious boost.

Let’s dive into why you’ll love adding rose hips to your life!

#1. Rose Hips Are Rich in Vitamins and Antioxidants

Rose hips are a super source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and other antioxidants that help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. In fact, rose hips have one of the highest antioxidant capacities among fruits and vegetables.1)Hill, Caroline. “20 Foods That Are High in Vitamin C.” Healthline. Healthline Media, May 10, 2022. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-c-foods#TOC_TITLE_HDR_3.2)Davidson, Katey. “Rose Hips: Benefits, Forms, Uses, and Side Effects.” Healthline. Healthline Media, December 4, 2019. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/rose-hips#benefits.3)Price, Annie. “Don’t Just Stop and Smell the Roses!” Dr. Axe, October 16, 2019. https://draxe.com/nutrition/rose-hips/.

Rose hip powder, syrup, and tea are three delicious ways to harness this phytonutrient powerhouse.

#2. Rose Hips Improve Skin Health

The high vitamin C content of rose hips may help improve skin health and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by restoring the skin’s elasticity.4)Davidson, Katey. “Rose Hips: Benefits, Forms, Uses, and Side Effects.” Healthline. Healthline Media, December 4, 2019. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/rose-hips#benefits.

DIY Rose Hip Face Mask Recipe

Here’s a recipe for a quick and easy DIY rose hip face mask:

  1. Combine 1 tablespoon of rose hip powder, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.
  2. Apply the mixture to your face and let it sit for 10–15 minutes.
  3. Clean off with warm water.
  4. Your skin will be left feeling soft and smooth, with an attractive glow.

#3. Rose Hips May Support Weight Loss

Rose hips may help support weight loss (The Grow Network)

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Rose hips may help support weight-loss goals. Enzymes in rose hips may alter the way we use the fat already in our bodies , encouraging higher energy levels and easier fat burning. Rose hips are also rich in fiber, which can keep you feeling full and may reduce overall calorie intake.5)“Rosehip: Uses and Risks.” WebMD. WebMD. Accessed February 28, 2023. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/rosehip-uses-and-risks.6)Cavalera, Michele, Ulrika Axling, Karin Berger, and Cecilia Holm. “Rose Hip Supplementation Increases Energy Expenditure and Induces Browning of White Adipose Tissue – Nutrition & Metabolism.” BioMed Central. BioMed Central, December 6, 2016. https://nutritionandmetabolism.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12986-016-0151-5.7)Price, Annie. “Don’t Just Stop and Smell the Roses!” Dr. Axe, October 16, 2019. https://draxe.com/nutrition/rose-hips/.

Our DIY Rose Hip and Marshmallow Syrup Kit makes it easy to harness the power of rose hips! Learn more here.

Try adding a spoonful of rose hip powder to smoothies for a delicious kick of phytonutrients and fiber. Would you think I’m crazy if I suggested adding a little rose hip powder to homemade breads and cookies? Try it out before you judge me.

(Okay, so maybe those aren’t the best options for weight loss. But they’re SO good!)

#4. Rose Hips Stimulate Your Immune System

Rose hips contain a variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, that may help boost immune-system function. Rose hips have immune-stimulating effects that may help protect against infections.8)Price, Annie. “Don’t Just Stop and Smell the Roses!” Dr. Axe, October 16, 2019. https://draxe.com/nutrition/rose-hips/.

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Rose hip is one of my favorite herbs to use when I’m around sick people. Not only am I helping myself stay healthy, but it’s also one of the tastiest immune-supporting herbs.

#5. Rose Hips Contain Anti-Inflammatory Compounds

Rose hips and marshmallow root are powerful immune boosters. (The Grow Network)

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Rose hips contain compounds that have a variety of anti-inflammatory phytochemicals. Rose hip powder may help to reduce joint-inflammation/arthritis symptoms.9)Davidson, Katey. “Rose Hips: Benefits, Forms, Uses, and Side Effects.” Healthline. Healthline Media, December 4, 2019. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/rose-hips#benefits.10)Price, Annie. “Don’t Just Stop and Smell the Roses!” Dr. Axe, October 16, 2019. https://draxe.com/nutrition/rose-hips/.

Have you ever made rose hip tea? It’s so good! Use rose hip powder or minced rose hips and steep as you would for any other tea. Try pairing it with hibiscus for additional flavor and an even deeper color. Or combine rose hips with marshmallow root to maximize its soothing qualities.

What Do You Think?

What’s your favorite way to use rose hips? Share your best tips and recipes in the comments below!

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References

References
1 Hill, Caroline. “20 Foods That Are High in Vitamin C.” Healthline. Healthline Media, May 10, 2022. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-c-foods#TOC_TITLE_HDR_3.
2, 4, 9 Davidson, Katey. “Rose Hips: Benefits, Forms, Uses, and Side Effects.” Healthline. Healthline Media, December 4, 2019. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/rose-hips#benefits.
3, 7, 8, 10 Price, Annie. “Don’t Just Stop and Smell the Roses!” Dr. Axe, October 16, 2019. https://draxe.com/nutrition/rose-hips/.
5 “Rosehip: Uses and Risks.” WebMD. WebMD. Accessed February 28, 2023. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/rosehip-uses-and-risks.
6 Cavalera, Michele, Ulrika Axling, Karin Berger, and Cecilia Holm. “Rose Hip Supplementation Increases Energy Expenditure and Induces Browning of White Adipose Tissue – Nutrition & Metabolism.” BioMed Central. BioMed Central, December 6, 2016. https://nutritionandmetabolism.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12986-016-0151-5.
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