Rosehips for Inflammation? You Bet!

By Donna Stark

If you are interested in skincare or have a teenager in the house that is, you may have already heard how great rosehip is for your complexion. In fact, people all over the world who want their skin to look more beautiful, blemish-free, and youthful turn to rosehip and its oil. Perhaps you do as well, but did you know it is also an anti-inflammatory powerhouse? Did it ever occur to you that the beauty essential in your skincare has also been shown to be quite effective in treating conditions such as arthritis and joint pain?

Rosehips - More Than Just Beauty

Although they are mostly known for the amazing things they do for the skin, we can't forget that rosehips have a long history of use for their healing properties and medical purposes. From immunity boosters to cancer fighters, rosehips provide incredible benefits to the body. And if you are suffering from health conditions that are rooted in inflammation, you may be able to benefit from the powerful properties that rosehips have to offer.

What are Rosehips?

To many, the humble rosehip is considered to be a superfood. It is the fruit that develops from the blossoms of the rose plant and after harvest, can be found in both a supplement and powdered form, as well as an ingredient in things such as jellies, syrups, and herbal teas. Rosehip contains a number of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids that all contribute to its many benefits.

Rosehips for Inflammation

Inflammation is essential for the body. It protects us from infection, helps to repair tissue damage, and is crucial to the healing process. But when inflammation goes unchecked, or if a person suffers from chronic inflammation, problems can start to arise ... problems such as arthritis and joint pain. And while these are often thought of as diseases that typically only strike the elderly, the truth is that they can affect anyone of any age. And this is where rosehips may be able to help. Let's take a look at some of their benefits.

  • Reduces joint degeneration
  • Reduces joint inflammation
  • Reduces damage from free radicals
  • Reduces pain, discomfort, and stiffness
  • Reduces cartilage erosion
  • Reduces oxidative stress

Rosehips for a Healthier Life

If you're looking to reduce inflammation, or are struggling with arthritis and joint pain, try to incorporate rosehips into your diet. You can enjoy their flavor and health benefits in a variety of ways, from teas to syrups to jams to soup. So go ahead ... find some recipes online and start experimenting. And if the kitchen isn't your favorite place to be, don't worry. You can still find rosehips in supplement form as well!

If you are like me, you love it when something has more than one use, and rosehips may very well become your new favorite go-to! Great skin, improved immunity, and reduced joint pain. What more could you ask for?

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mesa, Ariz.

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