40g $5.50 – Organic Rosehip Shells
Organic Rosehip Shells Rich in anti-oxidants it has been found to contain high levels of carotenoids, polyphenols and vitamins C and E.
Rosehips have huge medicinal value including: anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, antiviral, antiseptic, antispasmodic and antibacterial. They’re also astringent, antioxidant, and a blood, kidney, urinary tract, and recovery tonic. Health benefits are: fight free radicals, strengthen immunity, relieve pain, lower blood pressure, aid digestion, to treat urinary and kidney disorders.
Vitamin C plays many essential roles in your immune system;
- enhancing the function of lymphocytes
- stimulating the production of white blood cells called lymphocytes, which protect your body against infection
- helping maintain your skin’s protective barrier against outside pathogens
It has been shown to reduce blood pressure in people with elevated levels and improve blood flow to the heart. A 6-week study in 31 adults with obesity found that those who consumed a drink containing 40 grams of rosehip powder per day had significantly improved blood pressure and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, compared with the control group.
In a review of three studies, supplementing with rosehip significantly reduced joint pain in people with osteoarthritis. Furthermore, those receiving rosehip were twice as likely to report improved pain levels, compared with the placebo group.
Another 4-month study in 100 people with osteoarthritis found that those who supplemented with 5 grams of rosehip extract daily experienced significantly less pain and increased hip joint mobility, compared with the control group.
An 8-week study in 34 people showed that those who consumed 3 grams of rosehip powder per day experienced fewer crow’s feet wrinkles, as well as improved skin moisture and elasticity..
Rose hips from the Rosa canina plant are high in an antioxidant called tiliroside, may have fat burning properties.
Additionally, due to its high levels of vitamin C, rosehip tea may increase the risk of kidney stones in some individuals.