What is rose hip seed oil ?
Rose-hip seed oil is a pressed seed oil, extracted from the seeds of the wild rose bush Rosa rubiginosa (Spanish rosa mosqueta) in the southern Andes. It native to Europe and the Middle East.
The rose-hip seed was highly rich in carbohydrates and ascorbic acid, and the rose-hip oil was highly rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and phytosterols.
The rose-hip seed and seed oil proved to have antioxidant activity. Rose hips also have an anti-inflammatory action, as well as anti-diabetic and anticancer effects.The essential oil of rose, used in aromatherapy , has an uplifting effect, helpful in dispelling depression, stress , and nervous tension.
Uses of rose hip seed oil
The fruits of the rose-hip have been used in folk medicine for a long time. Rose-hip have prophylactic and therapeutic actions against the common cold, infectious diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, urinary tract diseases, and inflammatory diseases.
It has treatment for several diseases including skin disorders, hepatotoxicity, renal disturbances, diarrhoea, inflammatory disorders, arthritis, diabetes, hyperlipidaemia, obesity and cancer. It is also used for the pelvic congestion and pain of menstruation .
Rosehip oil has reduced skin pigmentation, reduces discolouration, acne lesions, scars and stretch marks, as well as retaining the moisture of the skin and delaying the appearance of wrinkles.
Health benefits of rose hip seed oil
2.Treats eczema, psoriasis & acne
4.Boosts immune system
5.Improves blood circulation
6.Treats knee problems
9.Improves skin tone
Homemade rose hip oil face mask
1 teaspoon of rose hip oil
2 teaspoons of yogurt
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1 teaspoon of honey
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
Apply it your face.
Leave it until for 20 minutes.
Wash your face with plain water.
Try this face pack for twice a week.