There are many types of roses and it’s not always clear in the research which ones they used. Still, there are many benefits of roses for health.
- Rosehip (Rosa canina) extract as well as other plant extracts had anti-inflammatory action and may be suitable for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 509383
- “Potential role as adjuvant therapeutic tool for the management of inflammatory-related diseases.” J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Sep 1;137(1):880-5.
- Rosehips were anti-inflammatory for people with osteoarthritis. Bundesverband der Arzte des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany)) [2001, 63(6):412-416]
- Rose hips and their antioxidant effect. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
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- Carotonoids from Rose hips (Rosa canina) and their radical scavenging ability. Acta Biochim Pol. 2012;59(1):129-32. Epub 2012 Mar 17.
- “Antioxidant, unique water-soluble nutrient able to scavenge certain types of free radicals before they have a chance to damage lipids and other cellular components” Medscape
- Anti-proliferative and anti-oxidant activity. J Sci Food Agric. 2012 Apr;92(6):1273-81.
- Rose hip powder was used to prevent and reverse obesity and glucose intolerance in mice.
- According to a study using rodents the leaf may be useful as an anti-diarrheal. Indian J Pharmacol. 2011 May;43(3):316-9.
- Prevent kidney stones in rats. Phytother Res. 2012 Jan;26(1):78-85.
- Essential oil was effective at reducing renal colic pain. Alternative and Complementary Medicine. April 2013, 19(4): 329-333.
- Phytochemicals from rose hips inhibited melanogenesis in mouse melanoma cells and could potentially “be used as a skin-whitening agent when take orally.” Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry Vol. 75 (2011) No. 3 P 489-495