The dog rose does have a rich history to share, as its medical uses date back to the time of Hippocrates. The roots, foliage, blooms and hips were used in various prescriptions. The name was attributed to a belief many years ago that the root could be used to cure the bite of a mad (rabid) dog.
The medicinal uses of rose hips in traditional folk medications is well known and documented. During World War II, Britain could not import citrus fruits, so the government encouraged the gathering up of the dog rose hips as a source of Vitamin C, thus used to treat vitamin C deficiency. The rose hips are currently used in medications as a diuretic and a laxative. They are used to treat kidney and lower urinary tract disorders as well as arthritis, gout and common colds and their associated fevers.
Beautiful flower for Anni's FlowerFriday
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