Hip to It

Wouldn’t it be cool to have a large sunny garden with an ample supply of Rugosa roses? In addition to the benefits of the bloom display, you could easily produce “Rose Hip Tea” from the fruits: a nutrient-rich beverage containing vitamins A, B, C, E and K. (I haven’t tried it yet… my Rugosa doesn’t get enough sun to produce many fruits.) I even saw somewhere that the rose hips can be added to red wine to create a potent, beneficial potion. (Consume in moderation, of course!)

SAFETY ALERT: Do your own research regarding allergies, toxicity, etc. It’s not good to overload on certain vitamins, so if you already take supplements be aware of the potential overload factor.

One thought on “Hip to It

  1. Eastern Asia, native to Japan, Korea and China, predominantly along the coastlines. This particular Rugosa rose is in my back yard, in a bed I refer to as my “Mediterranean” garden.

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