Rosehip contraindications


Dog rose is more commonly known as «wild rose» and is one of the most numerous types of spontaneous plants that grow in Italy. The nickname «canina» derives from an anecdote by Pliny the Elder, according to which, with an infusion of this plant, a Roman soldier was totally freed from a very ugly anger that had hit him. It is essentially a shrub, with a height varying between 1 and 3 meters and thorny branches. The flowers are quite large (up to 7 centimeters in diameter) and moderately fragrant. The flowering of the dog rose occurs between spring and summer. After this period, the petals do not last long on the plant but fall almost immediately to give space, with the advent of autumn, to the fruits, or the very famous rosehip berries,

Properties of rose hips

There are innumerable properties of rose hips that make this plant one of the most requested in the herbal field. These properties are due to the presence in its fruits of many very important agents for our well-being. Vitamin C is undoubtedly in the first places, contained in quantities up to 5 times higher than that of lemons, thanks to which the rosehip has a very strong vitaminizing property, perfect for strengthening our immune defenses. Thanks, then, to particular chemical substances, namely the tannins, the dog rose has astringent properties and therefore is very suitable in the case of annoying diarrhea. Absolutely not to forget the astringent property, thanks to the bioflavonoids contained within it,

Rosehip side effects

Rosehip is a very successful natural remedy to strengthen the immune defenses, especially with the advent of the first winter colds. It matters little, however, that it is a natural element, as in the case of a wrong assumption they can still have problems. Although, in fact, it is generally well tolerated, there are still some side effects of rose hips, which it is always good to know. These effects are manifested in the case of overdose or in the case of hypersensitivity to this plant. The first component to pay the price is undoubtedly the digestive system (stomach and intestine) with episodes of vomiting, diarrhea, very bad feeling of nausea and the impression of not feeling awake. Possible the dreaded allergic shocks.

Rosehip contraindications

Rosehip has contraindications that can safely be kept at bay by a correct intake of the plant. Especially worth knowing are the interactions with other drugs, especially given the high percentage of vitamin C it contains. Therefore, it is better to avoid concomitance with other drugs or do it only under very strict control by the doctor. In fact, there is a risk of reducing, if not completely eliminating, the effect of drugs. The use of rose hips is also prohibited during the period of gestation as the effects it could have on the fetus and on the correct continuation of pregnancy are unknown. Even for those suffering from heartburn and esophageal reflux, the use of rose hips is highly discouraged.

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