Current science is a funny thing.
In the Western model, it is by definition the apex of what we currently know and less than what we will know in the future. Yet, it is accepted as the “final truth” in the moment.
It may be helpful as confirmation, but never as final confirmation. More and more it just seems a way to reference a complete system from the past.
In this article, it is reported that:
Results from two different arthritis studies have confirmed that an active ingredient of rose hips has been shown to protect and possibly rebuild joint tissue broken down by arthritis.
‘The results of these new studies suggest that the primary mechanism of action of rose hips is to reduce inflammation and protect joint tissue from damaging substances produced by an over-active immune system.’
but, you can also know this by remembering your Ayurveda.
Rose has been a well-established pitta-reducing anti-inflammatory for millennia.