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Rose Hip: natural ingredient of Zetastop

The Rosehip is one of the many species of wild roses common in our campaigns, especially in the Apennines. Is easily found throughout Europe and form high hedges up to 3-4-m away.The parts used are the leaves and fruits (rose hips).
In fact they can be used all the parts of the plant such as flowers and leaves that are used in pharmacopoeia for the preparation of infusions. With the seeds are prepared even pesticides. With the flower petals, finally, is prepared rose honey.

The most important part of the plant is represented by the fruit (rose hip) which, in effect, is not a true fruit. The total concentration of the active ingredient is obtained from rose hips of rose hips by drawing cold (to avoid the alteration of the vitamins that are heat-sensitive) and of the same concentration.
He was chosen as an ingredient of Zetastop because the high content of Vitamin C helps the absorption of all the other active ingredients of Zetastop.

Characteristics and properties

The small fruits of Rosa Canina, wild plant of European forests and of tropical America, appear to be the "natural sources" more concentrated in Vitamin C, present in amounts up to 50-100 times higher than traditional citrus (oranges and lemons) and this can contribute to the strengthening of the body's natural defenses (100 grams of rose hips contain the same amount of vitamin C or ascorbic acid contained in 1 kilogram of citrus).

Bioflavonoids, present in the pulp and in the skin of many fruits, exert a synergistic action with Vitamin C, facilitating their absorption by the body.
Since vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) can not be synthesized directly by humans (in contrast to what happens for the other animals) it has to be introduced or with food, if the diet is good and balanced or with the food supplement in cases where the power supply is deficient in vitamin C, as normally happens. The Western lifestyle, industrial pollution, the influence of electronic equipment and cigarette smoking are all factors that increase our need for vitamin C for which an integration is practically necessary in the lives of even the most health-conscious of us!

Properties of vitamin C

Enhances the immune system and has the ability to fight any kind of infection, from the common cold, to influence and to any viral disease.
It helps to combat stress. It is an excellent tonic for exhaustion and fatigue. Indicated during convale-
scence. It is an excellent antioxidant. Perform an action anti-toxic and antipollution. Vitamin C is vitamin purifying and detoxifies from external toxic substances.

Smokers should know that they consume 25 mg. for each cigarette. The wild rose therefore reintegrates the amount of vitamin C to the body subtracted from cigarette smoke and away smoke addiction itself.
Increases the possibility of iron absorption in the intestine. Controls the level of cholesterol in the blood.

Also contributes to the production of hemoglobin in the bone marrow. Activates the vitamin B9 (folic acid). Older people have a great need for vitamin C (prevents cross-linking = progressive induration). Can act as an antihistamine doing work better cortisone naturally produced by the body.
It helps in healing wounds and is also very useful in burns because it facilitates the formation of connective tissue (helps to form collagen in connective tissue).
Other active ingredients of rose hips are: tannins, pectin, carotenoids, organic acids, polyphenols (rose hips). Rich in bioflavonoids.

Properties of rose hip

Vitaminizing and anti-inflammatory, rose hips improves blood circulation. Antiallergenic, is the stimulus of the immune system in the respiratory tract especially of allergic biotype. In these subjects, the macerate hydro ethanol gliceryc rosehip restores the ability to give positive immune responses.

Has an important pharmacological action in acute inflammation involving mucosal abnormalities, especially when they are associated with allergic-asthmatic component. For these properties is an important remedy especially in the prevention of respiratory allergies.

Diuretic, stimulates the elimination of toxins through the urine without irritating the kidneys. Also recommended for inflammation of the kidneys or bladder. Thus eliminating the accumulations of uric acid, also helps gout and rheumatism.
Astringent, thanks to the presence of tannins which have astringent properties, is effective in the treatment of diarrhea. According to the Nobel laureate Linus Pauling, taken in large doses, prevent and combat, in case of illness, the cancer growth.

Cosmetic use of Rose Hip

The rose hips contain beta-cherotene or provitamin A (antioxidant, anti-free radical) highly recommended to those who want to prevent wrinkles, skin aging, sunburn.
Beauty mask obtained by homogenizing mixer with the “fruits” of fresh Rosehip (chopped, carefully emptied and washed several times to remove the tiny hairs that are sharp sticking in the skin) is one of the most effective for its lightening effect, smoothing and toning of the skin.

History and curiosity

The Rosehip is widely known for its effectiveness in strengthening the body’s defenses against infection and particularly against the common cold.
In the Middle Ages it was commonly used in traditional remedies for respiratory problems, and the fruits were very popular in desserts. In 1597, the herbalist Gerard wrote that they were “the most enjoyable meals at banquets, as sandwiches and the like”.

The rose hips had an important role in the supply of Vitamin C to British children during World War II to replace the normal source of citrus. The annual harvest at the end of the war was about 450 tons, and the collection of rose hips continued until the early ’50.
The procedure used in the 18th century to reduce the fruit a purée is no longer used, but the benefits in several cases as kidney problems, to the bladder and bronchial constipation are still prized by today herbalists.