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Is Rosehip the Hot New Superfruit?

Move over, açai and blueberries. There’s a hot new superfood that wellness advocates admire for its powerful health benefits and healing properties: rosehips!

The berries of the rose bush, rosa canina, deliver a strong combination of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, polyphenols and dozens of other essential nutrients.

Rosehips have as much as 40 times more Vitamin C by weight than citrus fruits like oranges and lemons. They’re also a great source of B Complex Vitamins, Magnesium and Potassium.

For many generations, people in the country of Georgia have used rosehips to make herbal tea that boosts immunity and its used to treat colds, flu and other common illnesses.

Rosehip drinks are also used to soothe upset stomachs, ease menstrual cramps, reduce inflammation, improve blood circulation and blood pressure, and reduce the effects of seasonal allergies.

The Vitamin C and Potassium in rosehips can also help minimize the effect of hangovers, while also helping your body process the toxins from alcohol and restoring energy while you recover from overindulging.

Rosehip oil is used in many cosmetics, moisturizers and other beauty products to minimize wrinkles and scars, restore moisture and brighten skin. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, is said to use rosehip oil as part of her skin care routine, and other celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr have raved about the benefits of rosehip oil.

The rich nutrients in rosehips include powerful antioxidants such as carotenoids, flavonoids and polyphenols that destroy or neutralize free radicals that are linked to chronic illnesses and some types of cancer.

Chefs and home cooks have already discovered some delicious ways to use rosehips to make herbal tea, jelly, granola, ice cream and many other foods and drinks.

We use rosehips to make a healthy organic drink called NADI, which revives an ancient health tradition from the country of Georgia. Many people in Georgia pick wild-grown rosehips from the forests of the Caucasus Mountains and use them to make rosehip herbal tea to keep their families healthy.

We are so excited to share the ancient superfruit secret of rosehip with you!

—Nina & Gaga