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USES
 
 

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

The Blackfoot, Pawnee, Omaha, Dakota and Ponca are all cited as having used the rose hips for emergency food and in times of hardship.
The Omaha's steeped the rose hips and roots to treat inflammation of the eye.
The Pawnees collected leaf galls that were crushed and applied to burns.
 

EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS

The rose buds were used to make a wine or tea for a beverage; tea also used to cure gonorrhea.
 

CONTEMPORARY USES

Authors have reported that rose hips can be eaten raw, stewed, candied, made into a jelly, jam, preserves or beverages.  These rose hips are higher in calcium, iron and phosphorus than one orange and contains more concentration thanlemons.
 

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