Rose hip also known as rose haw or rose hip, is the fruit of the rose plant, that typically is red-to-orange, but ranges from dark purple to black in some species. It is used for tisanes, jam, jelly, syrup, soup, beverages, pies, bread wine and marmalade.
It can also be eaten raw, although care must be used to avoid eating the hairs inside the fruit. If eaten, symptoms may include mild nausea, vomiting, stomach ache and diarrhoea.
It is said if rosehip has been ingested and symptoms persist a small glass of milk or water should be drunk and medical advice should be seeked.