Rosehip is a perennial, wild plant belonging to the Rosaceae family. It is a low shrub, reaching a height of 1.5-2.5 meters, with arcuate hanging branches covered with spines in the shape of a crescent.

Many scientists are of the opinion that the homeland of the rose hip is the slopes of Iran and the Himalayas.

But now the plant is distributed almost all over the globe, except for the climatic zones with deep frozen ground – the tundra and the ice deserts. Rose hips also attract birds and animals, but their main “fan” remains man.

Nutritional value per 100 grams

• Proteins – 1.7 grams;
• Fats – 0.6 grams;
• Carbohydrates – 22.6 grams;
• Mineral composition – 2.1 grams;
• Water – 62 grams;
• Caloric content – ​​110 kilocalories;

Roseberries are a low-calorie, non-fatty food, and since 100 grams of raw fruit contain 51 kilocalories, they are absolutely safe for overweight people. But there are 284 kilocalories in 100 grams of dried, so they should be consumed in moderation.

Rose hips – useful properties

100 grams of ripe rose hips contain 14-60 grams of water, 1.4-6 proteins, 24-60 grams of carbohydrates, 4-10 grams of vegetable fiber, 2-5 grams of free organic acids, and also a large amount of minerals – potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, copper, manganese, chromium, mobildenum, cobalt, and vitamins – B1, B2, B6, K, E, PP, C, tannins and natural coloring substances such as carotene, riboflavin, citric and malic acid, sugars, phytoncides and essential oils.

Vitamin C in rose hips is 5-10 times more than in black currants and 40 times more than lemons.

Rosehip cleanses the circulatory system, improves metabolism, is rich in vitamins, is suitable for anemia, scurvy, kidney, bladder and liver diseases.

Rose hips are used as a general strengthening, toning, slowing down the development of atherosclerosis, increases the body’s resistance to infectious diseases.

In the roots of the rose hip there are many tannins, therefore they are used as a hemostatic agent. Rosehip seeds produce oil containing fatty acids and vitamins and has anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties.

The decoction of the fruits and roots of the rose hip has many useful properties. It is a multivitamin, choleretic, mild diuretic and blood pressure lowering agent, stimulates the formation of red blood cells, strengthens the walls of blood vessels and is successfully used for nosebleeds in children.

Roseberry tincture is particularly popular. Rosehip juice is useful for the normal functioning of the kidneys, liver and gastrointestinal tract, normalizes blood circulation, increases immunity, activates metabolic processes , stimulates growth in children and adolescents.

It’s a powerful antioxidant and tastes great, and even a small amount quenches thirst.


It is not recommended to use rose hips by people with impaired blood circulation. In addition, in case of increased arterial pressure, the reception of rosehip tincture is contraindicated.

For hypertensives, only water rosehip infusions are recommended. Even a water tincture is not recommended for hypotensives.

Teas and other folk remedies from rose hip roots suppress bile secretion. Even decoctions from this plant are not recommended for people suffering from constipation, as their health condition can deteriorate sharply.

In order to balance the effect of rose hips on the digestive system, it is desirable to use celery, fennel or parsley together.

Absolutely contraindicated are all teas, decoctions and tinctures of rose hips, prone to thrombosis and thrombophlebitis.

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