Rosehip Tea




Rosa Canina

Use rosehip as a tea

Dietary supplement, anti-inflammatory, aperient, astringent, diuretic, mild laxative

Actions: Vitamin c supplement, digestive tract conditions (see below), gallstones, gallbladder ailments, lower urinary tract conditions, kidney disorders, fluid retention, gout, sciatica, diabetes, high cholesterol, weight loss, high blood pressure, fever, immunity, circulation, cleansing, quenching thirst.

Avoid if you are pregnant, breast feeding, have sickle cell disease or before surgery. Consult a doctor if you are diabetic. Use with caution if you have some preexisting conditions (see below). Can cause minor side effects.

Drink with hibiscus for a lovely sour tea!


In autumn the hedgerows of Britain are an abundant source of dog-rose hip fruits. The rosehip or rose hip, (also called rose haw and rose hep), was harvested during WWII as vitamin supplement.


Rosehip tea is used as a vitamin C supplement; we need to consume vitamin c in quantities as our bodies cannot synthesize. As a perfect morning brew it will make you alert & cleanse your body of toxins. Orally, rosehip is also used for stomach disorders including stomach spasms, stomach acid deficiency, preventing stomach irritation and ulcers, and as a digestive tonic guarding against for intestinal diseases. Rosehip is also used for diarrhoea, constipation, gallstones, gallbladder ailments, lower urinary tract and kidney disorders, fluid retention (dropsy or oedema), gout, back and leg pain (sciatica), diabetes, high cholesterol, weight loss, high blood pressure, chest ailments, fever, increasing immune function during exhaustion, increasing blood flow in the limbs, increasing urine flow and quenching thirst. Research shows that taking rosehip can reduce pain and stiffness and improves function in people with osteoarthritis.


Rosehip tea is generally safe for adults when taken by mouth appropriately. Avoid rosehip if Pregnancy, breast-feeding or have sickle cell disease. Cease rosehip 2 weeks before scheduled surgery. Consult a doctor before taking if you have diabetes. Use with caution if you have iron related disorders such as hemochromatosis, thalassemia, or anaemia. Large amounts of rosehip might increase the risk for kidney stones, increase the risk of complications if you have G6PD deficiency and the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders. Rosehip can cause some side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, heartburn, stomach cramps, fatigue, headache, inability to sleep, and others. Inhaling rose hip dust can cause an allergic reaction in some people.

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