The family Rosaceae is a name that indicates a fraternity of clan of species and a myriad of hybrids. The rosehips grow on the rose plant as an accessory fruit. Their colors range from deep orange to bright red. They impart somewhat hibiscus-like tangy taste.
Prehistorically, rosehips were used in various chunks of Switzerland for making jams. The ancient Romans used it to cure dog bites, rabies, toothache, epilepsy, kidney diseases, and even dysentery.
Some old nations still use rosehips in different culinary preparations. Some novel studies and trials indicate the presence of loads of Vitamin C in rosehips which makes it fruitful for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, boosting the immune system, and encouraging the metabolism of fat.
Rosehips also render antioxidant activity and fight against free radicals to reduce oxidative stress. Rosehips protect against scurvy, facilitate neurotransmission, ward off urinary tract infections, relieve headache, treat severe constipation, rejuvenate the skin, and make up for iron loss during menstruation.
There is no such thing that rosehips cannot cater to. They are now reported for being highly potent at dealing with osteoarthritis as they protect the joints and connective tissues.