Monday, July 25, 2011

Rose hips also contain vitamins a, B1, B2, B3, D and K,

Flower petals may be used in aromatherapy; roses with the strongest fragrance are suggested, as they are more likely to have the substances which will be most effective. Flowers for aromatherapy are gathered and dried, or distilled in oil. There are a limited number of studies to indicate rose oil is a mild sedative and rose water (rose oil diluted in distilled water) is used for mild inflammations, eczema and as a mouthwash with anecdotal reports of effectiveness.
Rose hips are rich in Vitamin C, which prevents scurvy and is needed in higher amounts when the body is under stress. They were used to make Vitamin C syrup for children in Britain during World War II, when access to citrus fruits was limited. They can also be eaten raw or dried for the same purpose. If you will be storing the hips for a period of time, they are more likely to retain Vitamin C if kept whole or cut in half rather than dried and ground. Rose hips also contain vitamins a, B1, B2, B3, D and K, iron, calcium, phosphorus and zinc.

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