Rose powder helps relieve joint pain
The powdered fruit of a rose can be used to ease the discomfort caused by joint pain, a study has shown.
Clinical studies have shown that protein GOPO(R) found in rose hips has the ability to protect vulnerable cartilage and possibly stimulate its regeneration. GOPO(R) has also been shown to improve mood, increased energy and sleep quality of those affected by arthritis, LiveScience.com.
The research, presented at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress of Osteoarthritis in Rome, found that rose-hip powder, and specifically GOPO(R), switched off certain genes responsible for producing proteins and enzymes that have been implicated in inflammatory joint destruction.
It was also seen to switch on genes that help produce collagen and cartilage, which are essential components of a healthy joint.