Traditionally Used for:
Male sexual problems.
High blood pressure.
Intestinal swelling (enteritis).
Cherokee rosehip appears to be safe for most people when taken at recommended doses. It can cause nausea, stomachcramps, fatigue, and sleeplessness.
Large doses (67 grams of Cherokee rosehip or more per day) can cause diarrhea and symptoms of vitamin C poisoning, such as kidney and urinary tract problems.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It might be UNSAFE to take Cherokee rosehip in large doses if you are pregnant. Prolonged use of large amounts of vitamin C causes the body to speed up the elimination of vitamin C. This might cause vitamin C-deficiency (scurvy) when vitamin C intake is reduced. In a pregnancy situation, this means the newborn might experience scurvy when its vitamin C intake is reduced at birth. Not enough is known about the safety of using smaller amounts of Cherokee rosehip during pregnancy.
There also isn’t much information about using Cherokee rosehip during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Diabetes: The large amount of vitamin C in Cherokee rosehip might affect blood sugar control. Monitor your blood sugar levels closely if you take Cherokee rosehip.
Gout: The large amount of vitamin C in Cherokee rosehip might increase uric acid levels, and this would make gout worse.
Kidney stones: The large amount of vitamin C in Cherokee rosehip might cause more kidney stones to form and make kidney problems worse.
Be cautious with this combination
Aluminum interacts with CHEROKEE ROSEHIP
Aluminum is found in most antacids. Cherokee rosehip contains vitamin C. Vitamin C can increase how much aluminum the body absorbs. But it isn't clear if this interaction is a big concern. Take Cherokee rosehip two hours before, or four hours after antacids.
Aspirin interacts with CHEROKEE ROSEHIP
The body breaks down aspirin to get rid of it. Cherokee rosehip contains large amounts of vitamin C. Large amounts of vitamin C might decrease the breakdown of aspirin. Taking Cherokee rosehip along with aspirin might increase the effects and side effects of aspirin. Do not take large amounts of vitamin C if you take large amounts of aspirin.
Estrogens interacts with CHEROKEE ROSEHIP
Cherokee rosehip contains a large amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C can increase how much estrogen the body absorbs. Taking Cherokee rosehip along with estrogens can increase the effects and side effects of estrogens. Some estrogen pills include conjugated equine estrogens (Premarin), ethinyl estradiol, estradiol, and others.
Fluphenazine (Prolixin) interacts with CHEROKEE ROSEHIP
Cherokee rosehip contains vitamin C. Large amounts of vitamin C might increase how quickly the body gets rid of fluphenazine (Prolixin). Taking Cherokee rosehip along with this might decrease how well fluphenazine works.
Warfarin (Coumadin) interacts with CHEROKEE ROSEHIP
Warfarin (Coumadin) is used to slow blood clotting. Cherokee rosehip contains vitamin C. Large amounts of vitamin C might decrease the effectiveness of warfarin (Coumadin). Decreasing the effectiveness of warfarin (Coumadin) might increase the risk of clotting. Be sure to have your blood checked regularly. The dose of your warfarin (Coumadin) might need to be changed.
Be watchful with this combination
Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate (Trilisate) interacts with CHEROKEE ROSEHIP
Rosehip contains vitamin C. Vitamin C might decrease how quickly the body gets rid of choline magnesium trisalicylate (Trilisate). But it is not clear if this interaction is a big concern
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult with a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or health related diagnosis or treatment options.