Rosehips are very high in flavonoids. Flavonoids help to control our cellular activity and fight against free radicals in the body that cause fatigue, memory loss, decreased eyesight, joint paints, etc. These side effects are also known as oxidative stress. For people with raised blood pressure levels, flavonoid antioxidants have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and improve the blood flow to the heart.
High blood pressure has a heavy effect on blood circulation, causing pain and inflammation in the legs and hands. Rosehips have anti-inflammatory effects in their compounds, which include Polyphenols, used to protect the body from oxidative stress, and Galactolipids, known for their ability to reduce joint pain.
Rosehips also helps to support a healthy immune system that may be weakened through its very rich source of vitamin C. Rosehips also benefits heart health, and protects the skin from potential damage.