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Cathy Wong, ND

Rose Hips for Arthritis Relief

By April 3, 2012

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Looking to ease your arthritis pain? Some research shows that rose hips may help manage both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. A type of fruit that develops from the blossoms of wild roses, rose hips are often used as an ingredient in herbal tea. Several studies suggest that regularly consuming rose hips (also available in powder and supplement form) may help improve physical functioning and soothe pain in people with arthritis.

Found to fight inflammation, rose hips may also offer heart-healthy benefits. For instance, preliminary research indicates that adding rose hips to the diet may help keep blood pressure in check and lower cholesterol levels. While it's too soon to recommend rose hips supplements for heart disease defense, sipping beverages made with rose hips may help enhance your overall health by boosting your intake of antioxidants like lycopene and vitamin E. Read the article: Rose Hips - What You Need to Know.

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