Rose Hip

How does Rose Hip work?

Some people use rose hip as a source of vitamin C. It is true that fresh rose hip contains vitamin C. But processing and drying of the plant destroys most of the vitamin C.

Are there safety concerns?

Rose hip seems safe for most adults. Rose hip can cause some side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, stomach cramps, fatigue, headache, inability to sleep, and others. Inhaling rose hip dust can cause an allergic reaction in some people.

Do not take rose hip if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have diabetes.
  • You have sickle-cell disease.
  • You have a condition called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.
  • You have an iron-related disorder such as hemochromatosis, thalassemia, or some types of anemia.

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