A daily dose of rosehips can reduce the risk of heart disease by almost a fifth according to a piece in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph.
Overweight patients who drank a rosehip powder drink every day for six weeks, followed by six weeks of an apple and grape drink saw their blood pressure fall by 3.4%. LDL bad cholesterol dropped by 6%. It is estimated it would reduce the risk of heart disease in obese patients by 17%.
Research by Lund University and published in the ‘European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.’
I think the amounts used in this albeit small study would be pretty high, but an extra cup of rosehip a tea a day is sounding like a good idea. Rosehip has always been an old-fashioned tonic/cold remedy with rosehip syrups being given aplenty in times gone by.