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Rosehips Granules - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Rosehips are the seed pod of the rose (also called rose haw or rose hep) and are in the same family as apples and crab apples!

Rosehips Granules are one of the very best sources of natural Iron and Vitamin C. Wild rose hip fruits are particularly rich in vitamin C, containing 426 mg per 100 g.[1] However, RP-HPLC assays of fresh rose hips and several commercially available products revealed a wide range of L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) content, ranging from 0.03 to 1.3%.[2]

They also contain biotin for optimum hoof health. Rosehips play a major role in kidney rehabilitation and adrenal function and can be used to prevent Azoturia or "tying up". Routine usage will completely rehabilitate kidneys weakened by stress and/or the regular use of electrolytes or diuretics. 

Rosehips are an excellent mild blood cleanser, support ciruclatory health, adrenal health and connective tissue health.

With free access to a natural rock salt block, kelp or seaweed meal and the Rosehips tea there is no need to supplement with electrolytes which only deplete the horses system.

The Rosehips can be made into a tea by mixing 2 dessertspoons of granules into 1 liter of boiling water and this let steep until cool. This tea can then be split in half and used to dampen down the morning and evening feeds. The dosage for a horse in work is one litre per day, fed grounds and all.

References:
1. "Rose Hips, wild (Northern Plains Indians) per 100 g". US Department of Agriculture, National Nutrient Database, Standard Reference Release 28. 2016. Retrieved 28 January2018.
2. Ziegler SJ (1986). "Fast and Selective Assay of l-Ascorbic Acid in Rose Hips by RP-HPLC Coupled with Electrochemical and/or Spectrophotometric Detection". Planta Medica52

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