Latin name: Rosa canina L.
Other names: Dog rose, Brier rose, Dog berry, Hep tree
For a long time rosehips serve humans for the treatment of certain diseases. The popularity of this plant by numerous folk names. In Poland, the rose has been used since the Middle Ages – the form of infusions used it during colds and diseases with high fever in the liver ailments and during diarrhea. Also attributed to its drying properties, so wild rose wraps used for hard to heal, purulent wounds, burns. Indications for the use of wild rose are states of poor health as a drug reinforcement. Very high vitamin C content increases resistance to infection (100 g of fruit is 840 mg of vitamin C, for comparison, in 100 g of lemon is up to 50 mg of vitamin) .It also note that natural vitamin contained in the fruit is three times more effective than synthetic vitamin tablets. In addition to the huge amount of vitamin C fruits contain tannins, carotenoids, organic acids, essential oils and sugars. Rosehips also contain vitamins A, B1, B2, E, K and folic acid. According to the literature indicating the use of herbal rosehips are: general weakness of the body, allergies, arthritis, inflammation of the bladder and urethra, gastritis and enteritis, diarrhea, liver diseases and kidney, with the brittleness of blood vessels. In addition, extracts from wild rose is recommended during pregnancy and lactation, in fatigue and stress.