rose hips

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rose hips

the fruit or berries from wild rose bushes and in particular Rosa canina, R. gallica, R. condita, and R. rugosa, (family Rosaceae). A rich source of vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
Synonym(s): hipberries

rose hips

an herbal product taken from a plant native to Europe and Asia, now grown widely in North America.
uses It is used as a source of vitamin C and as a treatment for colds, fever, and mild infections. Much of vitamin C is, however, reportedly destroyed during the typical drying processes and storage of rose hips, and there are insufficient reliable data regarding efficacy for any of its uses.
contraindications It should not be used during pregnancy and lactation or in people with known hypersensitivity to this plant.

rose hips,

n Latin name:
Rosa canina; part used: hips (fruits); uses: diuretic, antioxidant, source of vitamin C, kidney and urinary disorders, arthritis, rheumatism, gout, scurvy, sciatica; precautions: pregnancy, lactation. Also called
dog brier fruit, dog rose fruit, hipberries, wild brier berries, brier hip, hip, brier rose, eglantine gall, hog seed, dog berry, sweet brier, witches brier, hip tree, hip fruit, or
hop fruit.