The anti-inflammatory properties of rose hips have recently been shown to be useful in the treatment of patients suffering from knee or hip osteoarthritis. significantly less joint stiffness and pain. Used for used for colds, influenza, scurvy, gastritis and to control diarrhea. Rosehips is also rich in Vitamin C. There are many culinary uses for rose hips. They can be used fresh, dried, or preserved. Rosehips can be used in apple sauce, soups and stews, syrups, puddings, marmalade, tarts, breads, and pie, or made into a jam or jelly.