Rosehip Tea (Organic, Chopped)

£7.99

Rose Hips are packed full of vitamin C, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. They could also aid with weight-loss and immune support! Our Rose Hips are 100% organic, with no flavourings, preservatives or sweeteners added.

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Description

Shelgo Tea Rosehip is an organic product of Greece. It is picked from the mountains of mainland Greece, dried and then shipped to us. We offer two varieties. Both of these contain only 100% natural, organic Greek rose hips, but there are some differences in how they are prepared.

The rose hips on this page is roughly chopped (seeds and all), sifted to remove the fibrous husk, and then packed. This creates a stronger brew and gives you more tea for your gram. If you want whole dried rosehip, we also sell these in bulk here.

  • Type: Loose Leaf Tea
  • Quantity: 150 grams (20 to 40 cups)
  • Taste: Tangy
  • Origin: Greece
  • Organic: Yes
  • Brew Tips: Use 1 teaspoon per cup & steep for 5 to 7 minutes (adjust brewing time and quantity for stronger/weaker tea).

Read More: What is Rosehip?

Rosehip Tea

Rosehip tea is, surprisingly enough, a tea made from rose hips, which are produced by the rose flower. This orange/red fruit (there are also purple and black varieties) is said to produce an array of health benefits, which we’ll study in this guide as we take a closer look at rosehip tea and everything that it can, and cannot, do for you.
Rose Hip Tea

What is Rosehip?

Rosehip has a number of uses. These little buds can be made into jams, syrups, and even savoury pies. They can also be eaten whole, although they work best when combined with a little sugar/honey and brewed into a immune-boosting tea.

Rosehip, which can also be referred to as rose hips or even rose haw, come from the rose plant. Once the petals fall, the fruits begin to bloom. These fruits actually contain seeds that can be used to grow additional crops, but most roses are hybrids and the seeds they produce can vary, so many growers prefer to grow from store-bought seeds.

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Read More: Health Benefits

Health Benefits of Rosehip Tea

Not all the claims made about rosehip are backed by science, but a number of peer-reviewed studies back up many of the health claims, including:

1. It May Help with Weight Loss

Rose Hip and Weight Loss

Rosehip tea may be an effective weight-loss aid. It has been trialled as a potential obesity drug on several occasions, and most of the results have been promising. Animal studies have shown rosehip to be effective at reducing levels of body fat, including visceral fat (a major contributor to cardiovascular problems), and there was also one major human study that showed equally positive results.

This double-blind, randomised study looked at the effects that rosehip had on a group of 32 people described as “pre-obese”, which means they fell just short of the “obese” category. They split the group in two, giving one a placebo and the other a rosehip extract, and they measured their weight changes over a 12-week period.

There were no dietary or exercise interventions, which means that neither group was given a calorie-controlled diet or told to follow an exercise plan, ensuring that the rosehip was the only major measurable difference between the two groups.

They reported “significant” improvements in the rosehip group, with no noticeable side effects.

2. It May Help with the Symptoms of Arthritis

The potent antioxidants in many herbal teas have been shown to aid with the inflammation caused by arthritis and other joint conditions. In previous guides, we’ve discussed how nettle tea was found to be a very effective cure for the pain and inflammation caused by this condition, but some promising research has also been conducted on rose hips.

It’s early days and the research on rosehip tea hasn’t been as extensive, but it’s still worth noting. One study compared rose hips to placebo in nearly 300 patients with arthritis and noted that the rosehip group was twice as likely to report reduced levels of pain and discomfort than the placebo group.

This study also noted that rose hips did not produce many of the side effects associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and could therefore be an effective treatment in patients who respond poorly to NSAIDs.

3. It May Help Prevent Chronic Diseases

Rosehip, like most of the herbal teas we have covered on this site, contains a high concentration of antioxidants. These free-radical fighting compounds help reduce oxidation in the body, which is a direct contributor to many chronic diseases, including cancer. That’s not to say that rosehip consumption will stop you from getting cancer, and it’s definitely not to say that it will cure it, but rather it means that regular consumption of this tea and teas like it could reduce the risk.

To really feel the benefits, you need to consume a variety of antioxidants from a well-balanced diet, one that includes an abundance of fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and teas.

Take a look at some of the healthiest teas we have covered in the past, including cancer-fighting dandelion tea, and the neuroprotective Greek mountain tea, both of which are sold in our store.

4. It Can Improve Heart and Blood Health

Coronary heart disease is another chronic disease that rosehip tea can help fight. Again, this is the result of its high concentration of healthy antioxidants, which have been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol, improving the condition of the arteries and heart as a result.

By reducing levels of LDL cholesterol, rosehip can stop this “bad” cholesterol from building up in the arteries and putting unnecessary stress on the heart. It has also shown to be somewhat effective in regulating blood-sugar levels, which makes it a possible alternative treatment in patients with diabetes.

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Read More: Nutrients and More


Benefits of Rose Hip Tea

Other Benefits of Rose Hips

There are a number of other apparent health benefits of rose hips, many of which are lacking evidence. One of the most commonly cited benefits is its ability to protect the skin and maintain elasticity, which has led to it being used in countless skin creams. The jury is still out on this one, but it does seem to have a positive effect and may also be useful in treating wounds and scars.

Rose Hips Nutritional Content

Rose hips contain a high concentration of vitamin C. In the past, we’ve looked at nutritional claims about tea and have dismissed most of them, because you would need to consume a lot of them to get those nutrients. Such is the case with moringa, which provides huge amounts of nutrients if you consume 100g but is often consumed in doses of 500mg or less. And it’s a similar story with otherwise healthy saffron.

It’s a little different with rose hips. Just 10g will give you more than 70% of your RDA of vitamin C, while also providing worthwhile amounts of fibre and vitamin A. If you drink a few cups of this tea every day, or you consume it in the form of a spread or a sauce, then you should get more than enough vitamin C.

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Additional information

Weight150 g
Used For

Vitamin Boost, Recovery, Weight Loss

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