If you suffer from achy, arthritic joints, seasonal depression, tend towards anxiety, or can’t seem to recover from one cold before the next one hits, rose hip tea may be a wonderful way to reduce pain, raise moods, and generally lift the body’s resilience. Rose hips, which have been used both medicinally and as a food for over 2,000 years, are very high in Vitamin C and other antioxidants, bioflavonoids, fatty acids, carotenoids, and Vitamin E, to name a few. Rose hips have been shown to improve immune function and reduce joint pain. They contain anti-cancer properties, improve postpartum depression and anxiety, and even improve the risk of heart disease. As a food, rose hips are widely used in jams, jellies, syrups, chutneys, wine, and in the simplest form – tea. Here is a wonderfully simple and delicious recipe for soothing, nourishing, and uplifting rose hip tea.