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Discussion id : 7-206
most recent 17 NOV 04 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 17 NOV 04 by Dr Philippe GENTILHOMME
About Rose hips:
French scientific name is "cynorhodon" (fruit de la "rose des chiens"), or (popular) "gratte-cul" because the bristles of the seeds scratche the skin.
Also known as "chop├ęcul" in Eastern France; traditionnally harvested to make a home made jam, some distilleries produce digestive spirits from (either wild or cultivated) Rose hips.
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Discussion id : 215
most recent 12 MAR 03 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 12 MAR 03 by Unregistered Guest
What are some uses for roses?
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 12 MAR 03 by Alex Sutton
[From Growing Old-Fashioned Roses, by Trevor Nottle, p. 8:] Ken Nobbs has been collecting wild roses and other hybrids which produce hips and has conducted extensive tests to ascertain which varieties are the best sources of a host of complex vitamins. Ken feels that roses provide a source of food that has the potential to develop into a new primary industry.
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