Dog rose (Rosa canina), mainly known for the high content of vitamin C (one of the leaders among European plants), containing in its composition also polyphenols, which considerably facilitate its absorption. It is a commonly known, valuable ingredient used in natural medicine.
One of the active substances contained in the plant are flavonoids, which influence increasing elasticity of blood vessels. Carotenoids, i.e. lycopene, demonstrating antioxidant effect, contributes to the elimination of free radicals from the organism, thanks to which it slows down aging processes.
Drugs and vitamin supplements are produced from dog rose, as apart from vitamin C, it contains many other vitamins, e.g. A, E, K, B-group vitamins. Therefore, it helps in the problems with the digestive system, scurvy and inflammations and it also plays an important role in supporting the work of the immune system.