Rosehips are the name of the fruit of rose plant and it has been used by Egyptians over thousands of years for their medicinal properties but it was only until now that Japanese scientists found out that people who used rosehip extract reduce abdominal visceral fat in pre-obese people. Since it reduces visceral fat, the authors of the study also suggest that rosehip extract may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The reason rosehip extract works so well is because of tiliroside, a major rosehip seed constituent. The researchers noted that tiliroside (of which the extract used contained 0.1%) accelerates fat metabolism and improves glucose clearance, inhibiting fat accumulation in tissue while dissolving cellulite and toning target area.
The tiliroside found in rosehips also has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties.
Other Benefits of Rosehips
- Boost immune system: Rich source of vitamin C: 100g of dried rosehips = 1700-2000mg of vit. C (100g of oranges = 50mg)
- High in vitamin A
- Vitamin E
- B complex vitamins