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The effect of rosehip fruit on the incidence of urinary tract infection in the puerperium

“For many decades, rosehip or dog-rose (Rosa canina L.) was mainly known as a source of vitamin C, and the tea made from its fruit is good to drink pleasure. Over the past 1-2 decades, numerous review publications and clinical trials have focused attention on the active ingredients of dog rose, its multiple therapeutic effects and possibilities of their multifacet therapeutic applications (e.g. osteoarthritis), bringing lots of variations for regular, medicinal use of this valuable food plant and herb.“

“Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) has been defined as an inflammatory response of squamous urinary tract tissue to bacterial invasion and enlisted to asymptomatic bacteriuria and symptomatic UTI (cystitis and pyelonephritis).”

In this article, our Phyto-Aroma News columnist Dr Péter Babulka shares details of a research studying the effect of Rosehip (Rosa canina L.) on the incidence of urinary tract infection in the puerperium.

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