Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cure for the Common Cold, Part Two: Rosehips

Rosehips are the round portion of the rose flowers below the petals. Rosehips develop on roses after the petals fall off. The rosehip is actually the fruit of the plant and they are one of our best available sources of Vitamin C. Look for rosehips beginning in the early fall through the first frost.

Rosehips have long been used to treat symptoms of the common cold. It's high iron and Vitamin C content are tremendous boosts to the immune system. Rosehips have also been used as a natural remedy for a variety of other health problems.

  1. Rosehips have been widely acclaimed to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
  2. The Vitamin C in Rosehips has been proved to lessen respiratory issues and prevent asthma.
  3. Antioxidants in rosehips have been shown to reduce high cholesterol levels.
  4. Antioxidants in rosehips help to prevent cancer.
  5. Rosehips can be used to treat diabetes and regulate blood sugar levels.
  6. Rosehips are a natural diuretic.
  7. Rosehip oil can be used to treat scars, acne, and burns.
  8. The Vitamin C in rosehips helps collagen production which is an import element in the structure of bones and body.
  9. Iron in rosehips produces red blood cells which oxygenates the body that is lost during menstruation
  10. Rosehips can be used to treat stomach disorders and prevents stomach irritation and ulcers.

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