Published September 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Rosae fructus, rose hip seed.
Rose hip consists of the ripe, dried seed of various species of the genus Rosa L. [Fam. Rosaceae], as well as preparations thereof.
Preparations of rose hip seed are used for diseases and ailments of the kidney and lower urinary tract, for dropsy (hydrops), as a diuretic, for arthritic conditions, rheumatism, gout, sciatica, for colds, as a laxative, for diseases with fever, as an astringent, for vitamin C deficiency, and for "blood purification."
The effectiveness for the claimed applications is not documented.
Since the effectiveness is not documented, a therapeutic application cannot be recommended.