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Alternative Names

Apothecary Rose, Cynorhodon, Cynorhodons, Cynosbatos, Dog Rose, Dog Rose Hips, Églantier, Fruit de l'Églantier, Gulab, Heps, Hip, Hip Fruit, Hip Sweet, Hipberry, Hop Fruit, Persian Rose, Phool Gulab, Pink Rose, Poire d'oiseaux, Rosa de Castillo, Rosa Mosqueta, Rosae Pseudofructus Cum Semen, Rosehip, Rosehips, Rose Hips, Satapatri, Rose des Apothicaires, Rose de Provins, Rose Rouge de Lancaster, Rosier de Provence, Satapatrika, Shatpari, Wild Boar Fruit CAUTION: Please refer to separate listings for Acerola, Vitamin C, and Cherokee Rosehip

Scientific Name

Rosa Canina

Why Do People Use Rose Hip?

Orally - The oral preparations of Rosa canina (Rose hip), like rose hip powder, are used as a supplement of vitamin C, to treat influenza-like infections, for treating and preventing colds, disorders of uric acid metabolism, aging skin, sciatica, arthritis, weight loss, gastric spasms, stomach tonic for intestinal diseases and preventing gastric mucosal inflammation and gastric ulcers. Other benefits by the oral consumption of rose hip are for gallstones treatment, orally for diarrhea, lower urinary tract and kidney disorders, gallbladder ailments, vitamin C deficiencies, infectious diseases, increasing immune function during exhaustion, fever, gastric acid deficiency, gout, dropsy (edema), diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, for reducing thirst, increasing peripheral circulation, to treat chest ailments and as a laxative and diuretic. In Foods and Manufacturing Practices - Rose is considered an essential ingredient for various commercial food products such as rose hip tea, as a natural source of vitamin C and jam and soup.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly Safe - Oral and appropriate consumption of rose hip is safe and there are no side effects reported. Avoided by Breast Feeding & Pregnant Women - Excessive dosage of rose hip in food items may be responsible for lethal side effects for pregnant and breastfeeding females so health advisers do not recommend it.

How Effective Is Rose Hip?

There is insufficient information available to rate the effectiveness of Rosa canina for following conditions: • Obesity • Rheumatoid arthritis

How Rose Hip Works?

Rose hip consists of malic acid, citrus extract and pectin, which can have diuretic and purgative properties. However, the diuretic properties associated with rose hip are controversial. Vitamin C is needed for tissue repair and collagen production. It is an enzyme cofactor in the production of carnitine, tyrosine digestion, collagen, peptide hormones and norepinephrine system. Vitamin C is also included in oxidation-decrease reaction, transformation of folic acid to folinic acid, blend of lipids and proteins, cellular respiration, carbohydrate metabolism, imperviousness to contaminations and iron metabolism. It may be responsible for decreasing oxidants in gastric juice, acts as a antioxidant, decreasing lipid peroxidation and decreasing protein damage and also decrease in oxidative DNA. Vitamin C inadequacy that goes on for 3-5 months maybe responsible for symptomatic scurvy that influences collagenous structures, veins and bones. Vitamin C improves the absorption of solvent non-heme iron either by decreasing it (changing over ferric to ferrous) or by different foodligands or by preventing chelation by phytates. Rose hip powder is quite rich in vitamin C.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Rose Hip?

Side effect of rose hip are associated with the quantity of vitamin C present in rose hip products. Side effects reported by oral consumption of rose hip are vomiting, nausea, heartburn, esophagitis, GI obstruction, abdominal cramps, flushing, fatigue, insomnia, headache, diarrhea, sleepiness, precipitation of urate, hyperoxaluria, cysteine or oxalate stones or drugs in the urinary tract. Excessive dosages of rose hip may lead to deep vein thrombosis. Topically - The rose hip dust (called as tingling powder) can result in tingling by mechanical irritation. Inhalation - By using rose hip dust through inhalation may cause hypersensitivity reactions.

How Rose Hip Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Following are supplement which may interact with rose hip: • Iron

How Rose Hip Interacts With Drugs?

Following are drug items that may interact with rose hip powder: • Aluminum • Aspirin • Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate (Trilisate) • Estrogens • Fluphenazine (Prolixin) • Lithium • Salsalate (Disalcid) • Warfarin (Coumadin)

How Rose Hip Interacts With Foods?

Following are foods which may interact with Rosa canina: • Iron

How Rose Hip Interacts With Lab Tests?

Following are some lab tests which may interact with rose hip powder: • Acetaminophen • Aspartate Aminotransferase (Ast, Sgot) • Bilirubin • Calcium/Sodium • Carbamazepine (Tegretol) • Creatinine • Glucose • Ldh • Occult Blood • Theophylline • Uric Acid

How Rose Hip Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Following are different diseases or conditions which may interact with rose hip: • Diabetes • Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency • Hemochromatosis, Thalassemia, Sideroblastic Anemia • Increased Needs • Sickle Cell Disease

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Rose Hip?

ORAL Particular dose of rose hips is used as a tea. To make such tea steep 2 to 2.5 grams of the crushed rose hips into hot boiling water (150 mL) for continuously 10 for 15 minutes and then strain. For treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, particular powder products of rose hip (LitoZin/i-flex, HybenVital, Denmark) should be ingested orally in an amount of 2.5 grams (aprox 5 capsules). For obesity dysfunctions, 40 grams of rose hip powder should be consumed every day with combination of apple juice.


Rose hip with seed is the dried receptacle (hip) and ripe along fruit (seed) of different Rosa species which include white rose (Rosa alba), rose (Rosa canina), damask rose (Rosa damascena) and provence rose (Rosa centifolia). So don’t mix rose flower, vitamin C and also Cherokee rosehip.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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