Rosehip [Rosa canina]
[Rosa Canina] - also called the Dog rose - is a rose species that is native to Africa, Europe and West Asia. It is known for containing high amounts of vitamins A, B, D, E, and approximately 20-60 times as much Vitamin C as oranges. Its anti-viral, anti-oxidant, astringent and diuretic properties help protect the body from external and internal stresses, colds, flu and infections.
Rosehips are rich in a vital chemical complex, which combines vitamin C and bio-flavonoid molecules, and contributes to strengthen body tissues, maintain a healthy vascular system and prevent damage to fragile capillaries.
Due to the fact that rosehip oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids, it is widely used to treat burns, scars, and dry skin.