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Rose Hip

Medically reviewed by Last updated on February 23, 2021.

What are other common names?

  • R. acicularis Lindl.
  • R. cinnamomea L.
  • R. rugosa Thunb.
  • Rosa alba
  • Rosa canina
  • Rosa canina L.
  • Rosa centifolia
  • Rosa damascena
  • Rosa gallica
  • Rosa lutetiana
  • Rosa pomifera
  • Rosa provincialis
  • Rosa rugosa
  • Rosa villosa
  • Apothecary Rose
  • Brier Fruits
  • Cynorhodon
  • Cynorhodons
  • Cynosbatos
  • Dog Rose (R. canina)
  • Dog Rose Fruits
  • Dog Rose Hips
  • Fruit de l’Églantier
  • Gulab
  • Haw
  • Heps
  • Hip
  • Hip Fruit
  • Hip Sweet
  • Hipberries
  • Hipberry
  • Hips
  • Hop Fruits
  • Persian Rose
  • Phool Gulab
  • Pink Rose
  • Poire d’oiseaux
  • Rosae pseudofructus cum semen
  • Rose de Provins
  • Rose des Apothicaires
  • Rose Haw
  • Rose Hep
  • Rose Hip Seeds
  • Rose Hips
  • Rose Rouge de Lancaster
  • Rosehip
  • RoseHip Seed
  • Rosehips
  • Rosier de Provence
  • Satapatri
  • Satapatrika
  • Shatpari
  • Wild Boar Fruits
  • Églantier

What is this product used for?

Rose hip is used by some people to help with stomach problems, urinary tract disorders, and to prevent kidney stones. Others believe it will help with osteoporosis or arthritis. Some people take rose hip to help with diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or weight loss. Others believe it will help with infections and colds mainly because of the vitamin C in rose hips. Some believe it may protect from cancer.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • This product may interfere with some lab tests. Be sure to talk with your doctor about this and all drugs you are taking.

  • Be sure to tell your doctor that you take this product if you are scheduled for surgery or tests.

  • Take extra care if you are allergic to rosebushes or flowers.

  • Take extra care if you are at a high risk for infection. This includes people who have had a transplant, are on chemo, or have an autoimmune disease.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:

    • Cancer

    • High blood pressure

    • Sickle cell disease

    • Dialysis

    • Diabetes

    • Bleeding conditions

    • Anemia

  • Keep hard candies, glucose tablets, liquid glucose, or juice on hand for low blood sugar.

  • Do not use this product if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant soon. Use birth control you can trust while taking this product.

  • Do not use this product if you are breastfeeding.

  • Take extra care if you are taking drugs to thin your blood. These are drugs like warfarin (Coumadin), heparin, or enoxaparin (Lovenox).

What should I watch for?

  • Upset stomach

  • Increased gas

  • Feeling tired

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Rash

  • Constipation

  • Heartburn

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Signs of low blood sugar. These include hunger, dizziness, shaking, a fast heartbeat, confusion, or sweating.

  • Very bad throwing up

  • Very bad belly pain

  • Very bad loose stools

  • Very bad headache

  • Bruising or bleeding that is not normal

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Consumer information use

This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your healthcare provider. Only your healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to provide advice that is right for you. You should not rely on this information in deciding whether or not to use, or accept your healthcare provider’s advice regarding use of, any natural products or similar treatments, therapies, or life-style choices. This information does not endorse any natural products or similar treatments, therapies, or life-style choices as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information. It does NOT include all information about natural products, possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to you. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about your health and treatment options.


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