Rosehips 'protect the joints from arthritis'

A herbal medicine made from rosehips may regenerate joints in people crippled by arthritis, say scientists.

Studies show it can protect the cartilage cells which facilitate joint movement.

Researchers claim the red hips - one of nature's richest sources of vitamin C - also improve activity levels by damping down an over-active immune system.The Swiss studies looked at the action of the sugary fatty acid GOPO, the active ingredient in the rosehip supplement LitoZin.

Researchers from the department of human nutrition and health in Basle, Switzerland, measured the effects of different doses on human cartilage cells.

Source - Daily Mail

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