The ABC’s of Indie Lee Beauty
(Agriculture, Botany and Composition)
Family Rosaceae. This highly throny, invasive, perennial shrub grows up to 10 feet tall, emits a lovely apple-like fragrance and produces a berry like fruit, known as the hip after the flowers fade. It is rich in vitamins A,C & E as well as beta carotene and linolenic acid.
Used for its high Vitamin C and A content that provide renewal and regenerative benefits. It is used as an anti-inflammatory, powerful antioxidant and cell regenerator (1983 Clinical study University of Santiago, Chile) to improve skin texture and discoloration.
Stories & Legends
Rose bushes appear, sometimes for no reason, but believed to be when birds and other animals spit out the seeds after eating the hips.