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5 Surprising Benefits of Rosehip Tea

Rose hips

Find out how rosehip tea can support your entire body, including the immune system, digestive system and heart. Discover a powerful blend.

Rosehips are the less commonly known fruit of the wild rose, Rosa canina. Seed-filled buds that range from orange to black, they grow just below the petals, hidden slightly by the blossom of the flower.

What’s also been hidden for many years is a mainstream knowledge of the benefits of these powerful fruits… From supporting the immune system to aiding digestion, adding them to your diet in the form of tea can have many wonderful effects.

In this article, we explore three of the major benefits of rosehip tea. We also look at the most delicious blend.

Rosehip fruit

Benefits of drinking rosehip tea

Because rosehip fruit is quite tart and bitter, it’s sometimes difficult to consume on its own. However, by enjoying a rosehip tea, you can benefit from these great qualities…

1. It’s rich in antioxidants

Antioxidants are compounds that help protect cells from damage caused by harmful molecules. These molecules, called free radicals, are found naturally in the body as well as in less healthy foods and environmental pollutants. Among other issues, they can cause:

  • Damage to stress and DNA that leads to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Chronic inflammation and pain.
  • Weakened immune function.

Enjoying rosehip tea not only allows you to protect yourself against these problems but also to support your organs. For example, antioxidants have been linked to increased skin health and brain health.

2. It can reduce inflammation 

Because it is rich in antibiotics as well as the anti-inflammatory compounds polyphenols and galactolipids, rosehip can reduce inflammation and pain throughout the body. One study showed that rosehip significantly reduced joint pain in people with osteoarthritis, for example, while another piece of research showed that rosehip could reduce arthritis inflammation.

4. It could protect against heart disease

As well as antioxidants, Rosehip is high in vitamin C which has been shown to reduce levels of bad cholesterol and flavonoids which reduce blood pressure and improve blood flow. These three powerful ingredients combined can have a significant impact on heart health, reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.

Heart diagram

3. Rosehip supports the digestive system

Rosehip has a number of positive effects on the digestive system. It’s been found to:

  • Sooth the digestive mucosa due to its anti-inflammatory action. This supports the healing of the digestive tract.
  • Regulate blood sugar levels. As such, it’s been found to have the potential to protect against Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Support weight loss. In one 12-week study, overweight adults were aided in their ability to lose weight by taking rosehip.
  • There is also some evidence that Rosehip can support bladder function.

5. Rosehip supports the immune system

As we explored earlier, rosehip contains a high amount of Vitamin C. This plays a key role in boosting the immune system by stimulating the production of white blood cells and improving the function of lymphocytes which are specialised immune cells responsible for identifying and neutralising pathogens. By enjoying just one cup of rosehip tea a day, you could make it less likely that you will fall ill.

Choosing a rosehip tea

If you want to boost the positive effects of rosehip, take a look at our delicious Pine Needle & Rosehip blend. Pine needles are also full of vitamin C and antioxidants and shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. The other major benefit of pine needle tea is that it can boost the respiratory system and help you breathe more freely. By enjoying a cup of Pine Needle & Rosehip each day, you could be supporting your entire body!

Pine Needle Tea