Rose hip Oil

Medical Scientists have shown rose hip oil to be a powerful skin-tissue regenerator

Dr. Hans Harbst, a graduate in radiology, radio-oncology and nuclear medicine at the Nuclear Research Centre of the University of Heidelberg, Germany - as well as, a surgeon and radiotherapist, Head of the Department of Radiology of the Chilean Air Force Hospital of Santiago, has worked with Rose hip Oil extensively in treating skin alterations, especially secondary dermatitis, resulting from radiotherapy.

wild grown rose hips giving powerful fruit and amazing healing oils

"I have applied rose hip oil on all types of skin, rose hip oil acts on scars reducing hyperpigmentation, flattening hypertrophic (bulky) scars, and loosening up fibrous chords. All these effects end up in a near complete attenuation of scars."

Additionally, scientists have found rose hips to be one of the earths most powerful healing foods with European researchers (England, Norway and Sweden ) found that rose hips contain from 10 - 100 times more vitamin C than any other food! Rose hips also contain many vitamin and essential minerals such as calcium, iron and phosphorous. Vitamin B1, B2, A, E, K, P. and niacin are also strongly present. Rose hips are therefore outstanding as healing teas; especially well for the bladder, kidneys and preventing colds.

The rose hip oil produced by Canadian Natural Oils Ltd. are from rose hips picked completely in the wild, in the interior of British Columbia and growing at an elevation between 3000 - 4000 feet above sea level, which research has shown is a benefit over those grown at lower elevations. This wild and unspoiled area of large cattle ranches features air that is clear, fresh and unpolluted and in a dry climate.

Our rose hips have been tested for nutrient values with the results of high Vitamin C, flavonoids, beta-carotene, iron, zinc, manganese, copper, boron, potassium and nitrogen. They also contain Vitamin E, A, B1, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and sulfur.

The Canadian hills wild rose hips are prepared in a cold-pressed grape seed oil base, blended with organic sunflower oil and our own handpicked camomile added. When our rose hips are blended with our imported cold-pressed Canadian grape seed oil, we are adding one of the highest sources of linoleic acid known which happens to be among the lowest in saturated fats and is a great source of essential fatty acids.

Rose hip oil is beneficial for sensitive skin, thread veins, capillary damage or weakness and also very effective in promoting tissue regeneration. It is also useful on scars, burns and wrinkles. It is also excellent for spider veins, the healing of varicose veins and very helpful for inflammation, mature, dry, and hard and over exposed skin conditions.

     It is the oil extracted from the seeds of a rose bush that grows wild in British Columbia.  The oil pressed off the Rose hip seed contains an amazing 77% of fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic). Fatty acids have very  important functions in the regeneration of skin cells and repair of damaged tissues.

Over the years, Rose Hip Oil has been shown to retard the signs of premature ageing and provide excellent results in the treatment of burns, scars and unsightly spots on skin.

  If applied consistently during two or three months rose hip oil  was found to:
Reduce wrinkles and signs of premature ageing. It will also help counter the drying effects of the sun which are usually first noticed in fine wrinkles or "crows feet" around the eyes and mouth.  Attenuate scars (surgical and accidental) and improves the color of same (i.e., reduces the redness or hyperpigmentation).  It also avoids the formation of the keloid type of scar (lump) which may appear after surgical procedures and helps to make less  apparent scars left by acne or chickenpox. Provide excellent results in treatment of skin that has been burnt or exposed to radiotherapy.
Rose Hip Oil is massaged into the affected area with fingertips until completely absorbed. It is supplied 100% pure, has no added chemicals and involves no testing on animals.


Dr. Hans Harbst, surgeon and radiotherapist presently practising in Chile, graduated in radio-oncology, radiology and nuclear medicine at the Nuclear Research Centre of the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Harbst heads the Department of  Radio-oncology of the Indisa Clinic in Santiago and is also head of the Department of Radiology of the Chilean Air Force Hospital in Santiago.
Dr. Harbst has extensive experience in the application of Rose Hip Oil for treating skin alterations, especially secondary dermatitis which takes place as a result of radiotherapy.
Dr. Harbst explains about the use of products containing Rose Hip Oil:
"As a radiotherapist, I work with several patients that have been operated upon and, therefore, have scars. Also, the radiation to which they are exposed may produce secondary effects on the skin such as inflammations, darkening and actinic dermatitis.  These effects are, in most cases, unavoidable because in the same way that a surgeon leaves a scar when he or she operates, a radiotherapist leaves a mark on the radiated areas, which are not injuries as such but skin reactions.
"This means a problem for the patient, especially when he or she are left with marks in areas exposed to view like the face, head or neck.
"I have applied Rose Hip Oil on all types of skin. Rose Hip Oil acts on scars reducing hyperpigmentation, flattening  hypertrophic (bulky) scars and loosening up fibrous chords. All these effects end up in a near complete attenuation of scars.



In December 1988 two doctors published their findings in a paper titled Contributions to Identification and Application of Active Components Contained in Rose Aff. Rubiginosa. The authors were Dr. Bertha Pareja, Principal Professor, Faculty of  Pharmacology and Biochemistry, University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru and Dr. Horst KehI, from the School of Pharmacology of the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Dr. KehI took part in the effort in his capacity of Visiting Professor  at the San Marcos University.
The following paragraphs are extracts from the paper.



Changes produced on skin by the action of the sun, i.e., photo aging (dermatolysis) are very common in all countries of warm climate.  Exposure to sun causes important  morphological  changes  in  skin. Dermatolysis appears in different ways and varying intensity ranging from surface wrinkles, active keratosis and variation in the distribution of the melanin granules.
For this test volunteers were selected among people who usually spend the 3 months of summer in resorts by the sea or who go to the beach every day. The tests were carried out on 20 women aged between 25 and 35 who were controlled and assessed during the summer of 1988. The most frequently noted cutaneous signs were surface wrinkles, brown spots, eyelids and, in some cases, only an intense tan. All applied rose hip oil on the face during four months (May to August, Autumn 1988).
Observations were made every eight days.  Significant changes were noted starting on the third week. Firstly, surface wrinkles started to disappear, spots started to fade until, at the end of the fourth month, the disappearance was complete. Skin presented a smooth and fresh aspect and the spots had almost disappeared.


  For this test we used scars that had equal features. Ten women, aged between 45 and 68, were selected who had suffered unilateral or bilateral mastectomy.
Applications of rose hip oil were made, starting on the day when the surgical stitches were removed. After washing the area with tepid water and soap and careful drying, the oil was applied by soft massage. After three months of applying twice daily (morning and evening) it was noted that the scars were less apparent, without lumps and that skin elasticity had improved and the color of the area had improved significantly.
We carried out these observations until four months after the operations and the treating doctors indicated that the skin  conditions were improving considerably, allowing implantation of prosthesis or plastic surgery in far better conditions than with patients who had not been treated.

The Little Herb Encyclopedia
Jack Ritcharson, N.D.
pages 198,199



Essential for the healthy condition of collagen, "intercellular cement". Involved in all the vital functions of all glands and organs. Necessary for healthy teeth, gums and bones. Strengthens all connective tissues. Essential for proper functioning of adrenal and thyroid glands. Promotes healing in every condition of ill health.

Protects against all forms of stress: physical and mental. Protects against harmful effects of toxic chemicals in environment, food, water and air.

Rose Hips are a particularly rich natural source of vitamin C It reportedly has 60 times more vitamin C than citrus fruit.

Vitamin C is related with bioflavonoid and that it is most vital for them to be used together. Natural vitamin C and flavonoids are combined in nature, Rose Hips is rich in the bioflavonoid and in vitamin C. The bioflavonoid are vital to build and strengthen body tissues and are especially important in the building and maintaining of a good blood vascular system to include, preventing and healing of fragile capillaries. Rose hips is the highest herb in vitamin C and contains the entire vitamin C complex to include bioflavonoid.

Fatty acid profile, peroxide value, and free fatty acid of rose hips:

Oleic 18.92%
Linoleic (omega 6) 37.37%
Alpha Linolenic (omega 3) 36.35%




Strengthens capillary walls and prevents or corrects capillary hemorrhaging and acts as an anti-coagulant.

Bioflavonoid's are now believed to be antioxidants

Bioflavonoid's strengthen capillary walls preventing capillary damage which leads to bleeding disorders including spider veins, varicose veins, hemorrhages and black and blue marks.

Deficiency symptoms

Causes capillary fragility. Appearance of purplish or blue spots on the skin. Diminished Vitamin C activity.



Vitamin B1:

Helps prevent premature aging.


Vitamin B2:

Essential for healthy eyes, skin, nails, and hair.


Deficiency symptoms:
  • Cracks on lips and in the corners of the mouth
  • Dull hair or oily hair
  • Premature wrinkles on face and arms
  • Eczema
  • Split nails
  • Aging symptoms such as disappearing upper lip.
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    Builds resistance to all kinds of infections. It is a "membrane conditioner" Plays vital role in nourishing skin and hair. By improving the stability of tissue and cell walls it helps to prevent premature aging and senility; increases life expectancy and extends youthfulness. Protects against the damaging effect of polluted air. Increases the permeability of blood capillaries contributing to better tissue oxygenation.

    Natural sources:

    Colored fruits and vegetables, carrots, green leafy vegetables (such as kale turnip greens and spinach). The richest natural source is fish liver oils.



    Functions: Involved in many enzymatic processes and hormone activities, especially in reproductive hormones. Affects tissue respiration. Helps the body to get rid of toxic carbon dioxide. Needed for proper metabolism of Vitamin A.