“Deep-ruby jewels emerging from forest-green foliage in the autumnal months, rosehips are most commonly harvested from the beautiful dog rose, Rosa Canina” – Erin Lovell Verinder

Rosehips have been used since the 9th century. 

The traditional use of this ancient herb was based primarily on its astringent properties. Leading to its use in the alleviation of dysentery, diarrhoea, and coughs, conditions where it was believed to help ‘dry up’ the condition.

As medical knowledge has changed, we know more about how rosehips work. Health benefits from rosehips are being astringent, as well as anti-inflammatory, and they contain large amounts of vitamin C. It is this vitamin C content that often sees them included in the make-up of different infusions, tonics, and syrups that are used to support immune health. Vitamin C is also involved in collagen synthesis, making it an important component when it comes to wound healing.  

In addition to vitamin C, health benefits from rosehips include antioxidants, such as quercetin, which also aid your body in fighting off diseases. They also help to reduce oxidative stress and reduce inflammation. 

We will explore in much greater detail the many benefits of rosehips during our 3-hour Autumn Immune Workshop on Saturday, the 26th of March 2022, 10 am-1 pm. Reserve your spot here.



Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   She began studying Naturopathy when she was 18 years old and has practiced in both Melbourne and rural Victoria.  She has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as […]

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Kate Pool

All Kinesiology and Mind Body Medicine appointments are available both in person and online with our very own Kinesiologist. Kate began her wellness journey in her early 20’s, after no longer being able to ignore that niggling feeling that she wasn’t on her true path, or being her true authentic self. Through crystal chakra healing, […]

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Ebony Hamilton

Ebony is a qualified Myotherapist with specialised training in pre & postnatal care and over 12 years of experience in assessing and treating pregnant women. Ebony can help provide relief & education for a range of pregnancy-related musculoskeletal issues as well as help you prepare your body for labour and birth with safe and effective evidence-based practices. Ebony is passionate […]

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Christine Wilson

About Christine Christine specializes in holistic counselling and is committed to finding more compassionate and effective ways to help people feel mentally well. She has worked in adult and paediatric mental health in Melbourne and Ballarat, and in education settings delivering student support programs. Taking a holistic approach to care, Christine guides clients to uncover […]

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Alyce Beaton

Alyce is qualified naturopath in Ballarat who loves supporting people on their health journey. Alyce believes optimising and restoring health first and foremost begins with food as medicine and creating healthy lifestyle habits. She is passionate about providing a safe, non judgement environment and endeavours to support her clients with strategies they can implement into […]

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