Rose hips are the round portion of the rose flower just below the petals. Rose hips contain the seeds of the rose plant. Dried rose hips and the seeds are used together to make medicine.Rose hips contain a lot of vitamin C, so they share many uses with vitamin C including preventing and treating colds, flu, and vitamin C deficiencies.Rose hips are also used for stomach disorders including stomach spasms, stomach acid deficiency, preventing stomach irritation and ulcers, and as a "stomach tonic" for intestinal diseases. They are also used for diarrhea, constipation, gallstones, gallbladder ailments, lower urinary tract and kidney disorders, fluid retention (dropsy or edema), 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.
Actions: Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Aperient, Astringent, Mild Diuretic, Mucilage, Stomachic, Tonic.
Usages: To promote hoof growth. Can be fed for exhaustion, constipation and as an aid to prevent scouring. The high levels of vitamin C (up to 1%) help the bodies natural defenses. Rosehips have been shown to be a good natural supplement to promote hoof growth.