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Rosehips reduce UTI

Caesarean sections include procedures such as bladder catheterization, which increase chances of urinary tract infection (UTI) due to E. coli bacteria. Earlier studies found rosehips can prevent UTI E. coli growth.

In this study, 400 women with C-section birth, and without UTI, took a placebo or 500 mg of rosehips per day beginning on the second day after the procedure. During the next 20 days, chances for UTI were significantly lower in the rosehips group compared to placebo. By day 20, three women in the rosehips group had UTI compared to 19 for placebo. Rosehips contain vitamin C, which may help prevent UTI through its antioxidant action.

 

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