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by hair007 » February 1, 2011 at 6:20 pm #138016

I have a copy of a very old English herbal book which was first published in 1649.
Anyway I thought it would be interesting to see what they would have recommended for hair loss and amongst other things rose hip is highly recommended!

“EGLANTINE ROSA RUBIGINOSA
Excellent for alopecia or falling of the hair.
This is one of the wild Roses, better known today as the Sweet Briar. The flowers are smaller than those of the Dog Rose, previously described.
Where to find it : It grows wild in woodland, on the edges of fields and is also cultivated in gardens.
Flowering time : It buds in early spring and flowers during summer.
Astrology : It is under the dominion of Jupiter.
Medicinal virtues : It is the spongy apples found upon the Eglantine that are used for alopecia. They are pounded to a paste and mixed with honey and wood-ashes and applied to the scalp.

Dried, powdered and taken in white wine, they will remove strangury and strengthen the kidneys. Boiled in a strong decoction of the roots, they are good for venomous bites.
The hips, made into a conserve and eaten occasionally, gently bind the belly, stop defluxions of the head and stomach, help digestion, sharpen the appetite, and dry up the moisture of cold rheum and phlegm upon the stomach. The powder of the dried pulp of the hips is good for leucorrhoea and if mixed with the powder of the spongy apples, and given in small quantities, will be found good for colic and to destroy worms.”

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by hair007 » February 1, 2011 at 6:37 pm #138017

“The powder of the dried pulp of the hips is good for leucorrhoea and if mixed with the powder of the spongy apples”

From the above it is obvious that what they are refering to as “spongy apples” is not the rose hips.

I cam only imagine that they are suggesting you use the rose buds i.e. before the fruit (hipp) is formed.


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by mania » November 23, 2016 at 1:35 am #194341

So then what is the difference between these spongy apples and rose hips?????

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