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. 2017 May 25;18(6):1137.
doi: 10.3390/ijms18061137.

Therapeutic Applications of Rose Hips From Different Rosa Species

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Therapeutic Applications of Rose Hips From Different Rosa Species

Inés Mármol et al. Int J Mol Sci. .
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Abstract

Rosa species, rose hips, are widespread wild plants that have been traditionally used as medicinal compounds for the treatment of a wide variety of diseases. The therapeutic potential of these plants is based on its antioxidant effects caused by or associated with its phytochemical composition, which includes ascorbic acid, phenolic compounds and healthy fatty acids among others. Over the last few years, medicinal interest in rose hips has increased as a consequence of recent research that has studied its potential application as a treatment for several diseases including skin disorders, hepatotoxicity, renal disturbances, diarrhoea, inflammatory disorders, arthritis, diabetes, hyperlipidaemia, obesity and cancer. In this review, the role of different species of Rosa in the prevention of treatment of various disorders related to oxidative stress, is examined, focusing on new therapeutic approaches from a molecular point of view.

Keywords: Rose hip; antimicrobial; antioxidants; arthritis; cancer; diabetes; functional food; neural disorder; oxidative stress.

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The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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Chemical formulas of hydrosoluble phenolic compounds of rose hips.
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Chemical formulas of lipid-soluble antioxidants of rose hips.
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Chemical formula of monogalactosyldiacylglycerol of rose hips.

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