01/9What are Rose Hips?
It refers to the fruit of the rose plant, which is also called rose haw. It is red or orange in colour, but it also comes in dark purple and black shades. (Image: istock)
02/9Benefits of Rose Hips
It has medicinal properties and is helpful in preventing a number of ailments including osteoarthritis and stomach ailments. Scroll below to know about other benefits of this medicinal fruit. (Image: istock)
According to a study, rose hips extract helps reduce the growth and migration of breast cancer cells. It is also helpful in preventing cancerous growth in the brain. It has been found that the polyphenols present in the fruit prevent the human cancer cells from growing. (Image: istock)
Regular intake of rose hips extract is considered to be helpful in lowering cholesterol levels. Rose hips can also be used as a safe alternative to anti-cholesterol drugs. (Image: istock)
05/9Prevents rheumatoid arthritis
A study conducted back in 2008 states that rose hips powder helps reduce pain in the hips, joints, and knees. The powder also contains the fatty acid GOPO, which helps reduce arthritic pain. (Image: istock)
It has been found that regular intake of rose hips powder lowers the blood sugar levels and aids in diabetes management. (Image: istock)
07/9Good for the heart
The hips are rich in flavonoids and antioxidants that help protect the body against heart disease. As per a study, by Sweden’s Department of Experimental Medical Science, the powder of rose hips is helpful in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. (Image: istock)
In a study published by the University of Michigan, use of skin of rose hip fruit helps prevent stomach pain and treat other digestive problems. (Image: istock)
09/9Regulates blood pressure
As per a study by the United States Department of Agriculture, regular intake of rose hip helps lowering blood pressure levels. Also, if you are on BP medication, then check with your doctor before consuming hips. (Image: istock)
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