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Rose hips are the berry-like fruits of the rose bush left after the bloom has died. As far back as 77AD the Roman writer Pliny noted 32 disorders that responded to treatment with preparations from the rose.

Rosehips are high in vitamin C and contain high levels of antioxidant flavonoids with anti-inflammatory properties. Due to their anti-inflammatory properties, rose hips are used to relieve the pain of arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatism.

Rose hips also contain carotenoid pigments, plant sterols, tocotrienols and a very high level of anthocyanins, catechins and other polyphenolics, known phytochemicals to protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease.

They also contain up to 5% by weight of pectin, a soluble fiber that protects against cardiovascular disease and helps leach toxins from the body.

In clinical trials rose hips reduced C-reactive protein levels. These are inflammation markers.

This ingredient is normally used as an ingredient in the following Healthelicious products:

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