Miriam Hillary: I remember going out picking the rose hips
, taking them into school, and getting four old pence a pound for them.
We investigated the effect of rose hip
preparations on cells of the peripheral blood, which is an obligatory passage for nutritional supplements to the target tissue (i.e., cartilage).
Pressed from the seeds of rose hips
, usually Rosa moschata or Rosa rubiginosa from the Andes Mountains, rose hip
seed oil contains vitamins and essential fatty acids whose skin-healing properties make it a popular cosmetic ingredient.
Scientists at Lund University in Sweden recruited 31 obese men and women to see if a daily concoction made with rose hip
powder would reduce their risks of developing type two diabetes and heart disease.
This is in contrast to previous intervention studies with rose hip
powder that found a reduction in the concentration of CRP.
Results showed the rose hip
group improved by 0.105 in HAQ whereas the placebo group worsened by 0.039.
The 54 women and 40 men were randomized to 5 g of rose hip
powder per day or matching placebo.
Or take rose hips
, the lustrous orange-red fruits of wild rose commonly found along farm fence rows.
An experienced foraging expert, Ellen Zachos has compiled recipes for more than 50 garnishes, syrups, infusions, juices, and bitters, including Quick Pickled Daylily Buds, Rose Hip
Syrup, and Chanterelle-infused Rum.
Each garment is infused with "microcapsules of high-end, anti-aging ingredients such as rose hip
oil, Shea butter, caffeine, apricot kernel oil and retinol that are continuously delivered to the skin as they are worn."
Each microcapsule holds a patented mix of anti-cellulite agents (retinol, caffeine, red algae extract) along with natural moisturizers (shea butter, apricot kernel oil, rose hip
oil, vitamin E) that are activated by the heat and friction of the body inside the garment, the company explains.
Yr enw Saesneg ydi 'rose hips
' a'r rhain sy'n cael eu defnyddio i wneud y 'rose hip