I knew my love of the humble dog rose is not misplaced. It is a joy to find, threading its way through a green hedge, often accompanied by woodbine or honeysuckle, at the height of summer. I also make rosehip syrup which as I used as a vitamin C rich medicine base during the winter months. The last decade has seen a sudden proliferation in clinical trials and studies on herbal medicines as pharmaceutical companies look for new drugs, and this often supports what herbalists have known for millenia and also introduces new thinking. Recent clinical trials have proved that rosehips alleviate the pain and inflammation of arthritis.
Try this recipe for Rosehip Syrup.