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Rose Hips (Rosa species)

Definition: Rose hips is the fruit of a plant blossom that is an unusually rich source of vitamin C. It was used in England during World War II to offset the shortage of citrus fruits and prevent scurvy. It contains 60 times more vitamin C than lemons.

Applications: Arteriosclerosis, bladder infections, blood purifier, cancer, circulatory insufficiencies, colds, contagious diseases, fever, flu, infections, PMS, sore throat and stress.

Scientific Updates: Linus Pauling's research on vitamin C literally put it on the map as a therapeutic agent. His work points to using large, daily doses to prevent all kinds of illness and to promote longevity. Rose hips provide a superior natural source of vitamin C which has been linked to the prevention and cure of certain cancers.

Complementary Agents: Bioflavonoids, grape seed or pine bark proanthocyanidins, calcium/magnesium, capsicum and alfalfa.

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