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What are Rosehip suppliments for?

(6 Posts)
Katymac Sun 02-Aug-15 16:43:29

Are they a bit woo or are they legit?

& are they preventative or a treatment?

My Aunt was told to get some by her GP - but that they weren't on prescription

dodobookends Sun 02-Aug-15 16:56:43

Medicinal, contain lots of Vitamin C, various uses, and also help with colds, disorders of the kidneys & bladder, and as a general tonic for the system.

Katymac Sun 02-Aug-15 17:12:12

Thanks Dodo - never know whether something is 'proven' or not

HookedOnHooking Sun 02-Aug-15 17:17:56

Anti-inflammatories. Took them for back pain for a while. Can't say they made any difference but nothing els did either.

Katymac Sun 02-Aug-15 20:42:15

Thanks Hooked

specialsubject Mon 03-Aug-15 17:05:35

lots of vit c, nothing else proven. Cheaper to get them from Poundland etc than pay a prescription charge. Perhaps aunt's diet is lacking for other reasons, and this is a good way to get her vitamins. She can't overdose as excess just gets pissed away.

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