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Although today they’re typically revered for their beauty and symbolism, roses were used for medicine in the past. Rose hips, also known as rose haw or rose hep, are the fruits of the rose plant (rose bush) belonging to Rosa genus in the Rosaceae family (1). Rose hips are edible and are sometimes used in jams, jellies and syrups for their sweet and tangy flavor. They can also be used to make herbal tea and they have many properties that can help protect you from disease.
Rosehip has been used as a source of vitamin C in tea and other products for many years. Rosehip has properties, which can be used for gastritis, diarrhea, polydipsia and vitamin C deficiency. Rosehip may reduce the pain in patients suffering from inflammatory diseases such as osteoarthritis. The present drugs such as acetylsalicylic acid, non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs and glucocorticoids used for the alleviation of the symptoms associated with this disease are claimed to exhibit a variety of side effects such as gastric erosion and adverse effects on the kidneys and liver. Therefore, it is necessary to find drugs or remedies, which are free from side effects and help to provide these patients with relief from pain and other symptoms(2)


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