Rosehips are the round portion of the rose flowers just below the petals. Rosehips, valued for their medicinal use, come from in rose varieties, Rose gallica and Rose canina. Rose hips are about the same size and shape as that of cherries but have tender flesh. The hairy seed of rose hips must be discarded before eating as that can lead to severe itching.
Dried rose hips and seeds are used to make medicine. The medicinal properties can be obtained by using them to make teas, syrups and jellies. They are also used to make oils that help to improve complexion.