ROSE HIP SEED OIL ACTS AS AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AGENT
*Dr. Dhrubo Jyoti Sen, Subhanjana Guha, Anirbita Ghosh, Barnamoni Saha, Souradip Mandal and
Dr. Beduin Mahanti
Rose hip seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the wild rose bush (Rosa moschata or Rosa rubiginosa) or from Rosa canina, Rosa moschata or Rosa rubiginosa are found to grow in the regions of Southern Andes while the Rosa canina species mainly grown in regions of Europe and South Africa. Unlike rose oil, which is extracted from rose petals, rosehip oil is pressed from the seeds of the rose plant. The fruits and seeds of the rosehip have been used in folk medicine for a long time. The rose hip seed oil is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, linoleic acid (54.05%), linolenic acid (19.37%), and phytosterols, mainly β-sitosterol (82.1%). It also contains phytochemicals such as phenolic compounds (2554 μg/g), carotenoids (2.92 μg/g), and ascorbic acid (1798 μg/g). It also contains anthocyanin and vitamin E, an antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory effects. Thus, it has been tested that the rose hip seed oil can be quite beneficial as an anti-inflammatory agent. Besides, they can combat against the common cold, infectious diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, urinary tract diseases as well. Benefits from of this kind of therapy are not unexpected, since natural products have always been an ample source of new medical compounds.
Keywords: Rose hip seed, Linoleic acid, Omega-3-fatty acid, Linolenic acid, Omega -6-fatty acid, anti-inflammatory, antioxidants.
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