Parts used: Rose hips (generally this is what the fruit of the Rosacea family plants are called), leaves
Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia
The fleshy parts of the fruits contain one of the highest concentration of Vitamin C among fruits and vegetables.
The seed Kernel contains a highly unsaturated oil that is used in cosmetics.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine rose hip in general refers to the fruits of Rosa rugosa. They call it 玫瑰果 (méi guī guǒ = fruit of rose)
TCM Formulas in which it is included:
They are used in the preparation of a tea.