ROSA CANINA/ROSA MOSCHATA/ROSA RUBIGINOSA
ROSE HIP FRUIT
The rose hip, often referred to as the fruit of the rose plant, is a bright red-orange berry that forms after the rose has bloomed and lost its petals. Native to wild rose species in regions such as Europe, northwest Africa, and western Asia, rose hips have a rich history of use dating back to ancient civilizations. The Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians recognized and utilized the healing properties of these fruits. In holistic medicine, rose hips symbolize resilience and renewal, owing to the fruit's ability to rejuvenate the body from within. Packed with a potent mix of vitamins (especially Vitamin C), minerals, and antioxidants, rose hips offer a myriad of health benefits. They have been traditionally used to boost the immune system, treat colds, and alleviate rheumatoid arthritis pain. As for skin health, the oil extracted from rose hip seeds is a skincare wonder. It is rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamin A, which moisturize the skin, promote skin regeneration, reduce scars, and increase collagen formation. Its anti-inflammatory properties also assist in countering redness and irritation. Today, as the beauty and health industries continue their shift towards natural ingredients, the rose hip fruit firmly cements its position as a potent and versatile resource.