Rosehip is a shrub from the rose family. First, beautiful pink flowers bloom like real roses. And then (around May or June) red small fruits begin to appear in their place. They can be used both in a fresh original state, and in dried. But can also be applied to dogrose root. In addition, prepare and no less useful oil.
The composition of the berries is amazing and unique. It contains so much that it is impossible to list. Here are some useful ingredients: vitamins C, A, K, E, PP and others, essential oils, tannins, organic acids, pectins, potassium, copper, calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, sodium, chromium, molybdenum, cobalt, phosphorus and many, many more.
And now we list the useful properties:
- If you have beriberi, by all means eat rosehips or take decoctions from it.
- This berry perfectly fights inflammation, which allows its use in the treatment of various infectious and inflammatory ailments.
- Rosehip enhances immunity and strengthens the defenses of our body, so that in the cold and flu season it is simply necessary.
- These fruits also have a positive effect on the vessels, for example, they protect against atherosclerosis and strengthen the walls of blood vessels.
- With the help of hips, you can adjust the level of blood pressure. Surprisingly, the tincture of alcohol increases the pressure, but the broth, on the contrary, reduces it.
- These red fruits accelerate the regeneration of all tissues. Wounds after cuts and injuries heal faster, and bones after fractures grow together faster.
- Rosehip is good for the urinary system, it has a mild diuretic effect.
- These berries accelerate metabolism and, therefore, help to get rid of extra pounds and control weight.
- Such fruits help to improve digestion and excrete toxins and slags from the body.
- This is a good means of preventing cancer.
- With bleeding, this remedy is also very effective.
Who is dogrope contraindicated?
The healing properties of these fruits are so numerous that wild rose is useful for almost everyone. But still there are some contraindications to use:
- For ulcer and gastritis, it is better not to use rose hips, as with other diseases of the digestive system, accompanied by increased acidity of gastric juice.
- If you have thinned tooth enamel, then drinking strong decoctions and tinctures is also not recommended, especially keeping them in the mouth for a long time.
- Dogrose contains substances that contribute to the fact that the blood begins to thicken and coagulate faster. Therefore, the fruits should not be eaten by people suffering from illnesses associated with the risk of blood clots, such as thrombosis, thrombophlebitis, varicose veins and others.
- With elevated blood pressure alcohol tincture of berries is contraindicated. And those who suffer from hypotension (low blood pressure) should not be abused broth.
- Some heart conditions, such as endocarditis and heart failure.
- With bile stasis worth being careful.
- Chronic constipation is also a contraindication.
- When liver or kidney failure also need to be careful.
In any case, if you decide to use a dog rose for treating or preventing some diseases, consult your doctor in advance to avoid undesirable consequences.
There is one recommendation: after drinking a decoction or infusion, rinse your mouth, as acids can corrode tooth enamel and make it thin and sensitive.
As for pregnant women, they can use broths or infusions of rose hips, but it is important to know the measure. It is best to drink some tea from these berries.
For children, this product is also very, very useful. Some begin to give broths literally six months or even earlier. In the shops you can find special children's tea based on wild rose, allowed to be consumed from just 3-4 months. It is worth remembering that there is a risk of allergy, so you must first give the child no more than a teaspoon to follow the reaction within 24 hours. If all is well, you can safely give teas or decoctions and more.
How to cook?
What can be cooked from wild rose? First of all, it is a variety of teas, infusions and teas. It's easy to do. The proportions may vary, but experts recommend taking about 100 grams of berries for 1 liter of water.
Rosehip quite a long time passes its nutrients in the liquid, so you should not rush. But to speed up the process, you can pre-grind the fruit. Berries must be rinsed well before use.
We offer several recipes:
- The easiest and most affordable option is tea. To prepare it, prepare 2 tablespoons of fruit and two glasses of boiling water. You will also need a teapot, it is better to pour it with hot water. After that, place the berries on the bottom, then pour boiling water. Cover the kettle with a lid and let the fruit stand for at least half an hour (or better an hour). After that, a delicious and healthy tea can be drunk. Some add hibiscus or green tea to the dogrose, this is permissible and useful. If you want to strengthen the immune system, then drink this drink every day before you eat (a cup) for a month.
- Want to make a decoction? This is also easy. Pour water into a saucepan, bring it to a boil, then cool (approximately 90 degrees to keep the maximum of the healthy components of the fruit). Now add rosehip (at the rate of 100 grams of berries per liter of liquid). Then put the pot on the fire, turning it down to a minimum. Do not forget to cover the pan. Tomit everything for an hour, if necessary, periodically add water. Strain the broth through cheesecloth, cool and drink. Such a tool will help get rid of, for example, from cystitis, colds and other diseases. The course of treatment can last 2-3 weeks.
- And you can also make an infusion. To do this, chop the fruits on a blender, put it on the bottom of the thermos, pour boiling water (remember the recommended proportions), close the container with a lid and leave for 7-10 hours, then strain the liquid and drink.
- Surprisingly, from the hips you can cook the soup with the addition of apples. You will need: 3 red apples, 100 grams of rose hips, 3 tablespoons of sugar, 300 ml of cream, 100 ml of cream (about 10% fat), 1 tablespoon of starch and 250 grams of dry white bread from wheat. Chop the hips, pour boiling water and boil for 15 minutes. Strain the broth, bring to a boil again, add starch. Peel the apples, rub with a grater, add sugar and leave for an hour or two, then add to the broth. Bring it all back to a boil, cool. Serve the soup, mix it with cream, add the croutons.
- You can also make masks for skin with oil or crushed hips.
Be sure to include wild rose in your diet to stay healthy and beautiful!
Interesting facts about wild rose.
- In Latin, wild rose is called Rosa and is the closest relative of these most popular flowers in the world. Moreover, in many books on botany, dog rose itself is also called a rose (see interesting facts about flowers).
- There are about 4 hundred species of wild rose and more than 50,000 varieties of this plant in the world. Up to 100 species of wild rose grow on the Russian territory, and many of them are not found anywhere else in the world.
- Blackthorn is often referred to as dogrose.
- Some species of wild rose grow up to ten meters in height, others are only 5 centimeters from the ground (for example, dwarf roses can be attributed to wild roses-baby roses).
- Individual rose hips grow into real trees that live for hundreds of years. The oldest known to science specimens of dog rose grows in the garden of one of the German cathedrals. The age of this wild rose is, according to various sources, from 400 to a thousand years. The circumference of the oldest dog rose at the base is 50 centimeters, and its height is 13 meters.
- In the USA, another champion-record grows - a tree-vine of the Banks rose. The plant was planted 15 years before the onset of the 20th century and is considered the largest rose on the planet. Rose Banks is spread over an area of 740 square meters, and in the spring months its stems cover about 200 thousand flowers.
- In the Crimea and near the house in Gurzuf, formerly owned by the artist Konstantin Korovin, there are also roses Banks, whose age exceeds 100 years.
- Rosehip French - a shrub that in a tropical forest can turn into a liana. Its branches become long and flexible in order to bristle up in the treetops and get to the sun.
Dogrose Useful Properties
About the food merits and medicinal properties of wild rose knew in the IV century BC. in ancient Greece. In Russia, XVI-XVII centuries, expeditions were equipped to collect wild rose. as medicinal raw materials in the Orenburg steppes. Thus, the therapeutic properties of wild rose are tested by time and results.
Useful properties of wild rose due to its chemical composition.
Table. The content of vitamins in 100 g of products, mg (F.Ya.Budagyan)
The chemical composition of rose hips may vary depending on the type of rose hips. from the place of its growth.
Caloric content of 100 g of dogrose - 101 kcal
Protein - 1.6%
Carbohydrates - 24%
Zinc - (95-100) mg
manganese - (7-100) mg,
calcium - (60-66) mg,
potassium - (55 -58) mg,
iron - (25-28) mg,
magnesium - (18-20) mg,
phosphorus - (18-20) mg,
sodium - (5-10) mg,
molybdenum - (4–9) mg,
copper - (2–5) mg.
Useful properties of wild rose are defined first of all by the record content of vitamin C.
Vitamin C in wild rose is 18 times more than in lemon and two times more than in black currant. And lemon has a sour taste due to the presence of citric acid in it, and not ascorbic acid (vitamin C).
Vitamin C, essential and not synthesized in the body, but the body needs it.
The need for vitamin C - from 45mg to 50mg per day, which is equal to 15 grams of hips per day and these are 10-15 berries. It should be noted that the need for vitamin increases depending on certain human conditions - this is a disease, pregnancy, mental or physical stress.
A lack of vitamin C in the body manifests itself as a decrease in immunity, frequent colds, decreased mental and physical performance.
And, on the contrary, the use of vitamin C, for example, in broths or rosehip infusions, normalizes the intestinal flora, does not allow the development of putrefactive processes in the intestine, increases the body's protective barrier against a number of diseases.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant (only three vitamins are antioxidants C, E and beta-carotene). It is known that free radicals present in the body, accelerate the aging process, cause cancer. Free radicals destroy the cells of the body, and antioxidants (substances) do not allow cells to break down.
Based on this, we conclude: rosehip should be taken as a prophylactic antitumor agent, for the prevention of aging and active longevity.
The beneficial properties of rose hips are determined by the high content of provitamin A - carotene (see table above). Those. Carotene itself is not a vitamin, but is converted into vitamin A in humans. The daily intake for vitamin A is 1.5 mg. A lack of this vitamin leads to a disease called xerophthalmia (night blindness). This disease is expressed in insufficient twilight vision (a person sees poorly at dusk), the color perception decreases during the daytime, the field of view is narrowed.
Thus, the use of hips allows you to maintain and restore visual acuity, the condition of the mucous membranes of the eyes in a healthy state.
Vitamin P is also found in large quantities in the hips. 100 g of rose hips - 680 mg of vitamin P, the daily rate - 25-30 mg. The presence of vitamin P strengthens blood vessels, normalizes blood pressure and has anti-atherosclerotic effect.
The beneficial properties of rose hips are also determined by the presence in its composition of vitamin K.
Vitamin K - fat-soluble, is synthesized in the body by intestinal microflora, but in insufficient quantities. Replenishment of vitamin K occurs through food and its absorption occurs during normal functions of the liver and gallbladder. The need for vitamin K is calculated depending on body weight at the rate of 1 µg per kilogram of mass. For example, if you have a mass of 70 kg, then the daily need for vitamin is 70 mcg. 100 g of wild rose contains about 1 mg of vitamin K.
The importance of vitamin K, scientists have learned only in the 90s of the 20th century. Before this period, they only knew that vitamin K affects blood clotting. Currently, it is known that vitamin K is involved in bone and connective tissue metabolism, affects the normal functioning of the kidneys, participates in the formation of ATP (adenosine triphosphoric acid), and vitamin K is also needed for the synthesis of protein compounds of the heart and lungs.
Rose hips also contain catechins, flavonoids, essential oils, and sugars. As well as macro-and micronutrients: potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese.
Rose hips contain large amounts of organic acids. Organic acids are those substances that improve the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.
Rosehip rescues from stagnation of bile in the liver and gallbladder. Unlike medical preparations, dogrose broth acts gently, delicately.
Rosehip has a diuretic effect. Enough to drink a decoction of one glass per day. The adoption of a larger amount of decoction can lead to dehydration.
Evergreen and deciduous bushes of the Pink family with straight or creeping stems of different height and length belong to the genus of rose hips.
How many species has a genus - botanists have not decided yet. Scientists officially recognize the existence of 140 species of this plant. Different data and the number of cultivated varieties - the numbers range from 10 to 50 thousand. As for wild-growing bushes, only in Russia the number is from 48 to 100 species, and many of them are endemic (they grow only in a certain area).
Wild rose plant can be found in the subtropical and temperate zones of the Northern Hemisphere, sometimes in the mountains of tropical latitudes, and frost-resistant species grow close to the Arctic Circle. The most favorable conditions for plant growth - in the territory from the Mediterranean Sea to the Himalayas. In Europe, most of the bushes can be found:
- in the Carpathians - in Ukraine, 51 out of 71 species grow in the mountains,
- in the Caucasus - 44 species,
- in the European part of Russia - 45 species.
Wild rosehip tolerates drought, frost, undemanding to the ground. It grows only in too dry or wet land. The greatest yield is given by the species that grow on loamy soil with moderate moisture.
In the wild, a wild rose description is hard to give based on a single species. Usually it is a multi-bush with a height of 30 cm to 3 meters. At the same time, the height and length of one species may differ dramatically depending on the conditions in which they grow: height can vary from 15 to 25 cm and from 8 to 19 m in length.
The average lifespan of a bush is 30 to 50 years, but there are often plants that are several hundred years old, which enabled them to grow to the size of a real tree. Так, возраст самой старой розы этого вида по разным оценкам колеблется от 400 до 1 тыс. лет, растёт она на территории Хильдесхаймского собора в Германии. Куст имеет высоту около 13 метров, а диаметр ствола у поверхности земли достигает 50 см.
As for the largest representative of the species, it is a liana Banks growing in the subtropical zone of the state of Arizona, with a trunk girth of 3.7 meters and it occupies about 750 m2. In the spring, according to the most modest estimates, about 200 thousand roses bloom on it.
The root of the dog rose consists of many processes, a smaller part of which goes up to five meters to the ground, and a large part is located at a depth of 15 to 40 cm, while taking up an area of one and a half meters around the plant.
Often the root of the dog-rose can be seen on the surface: it forms shoots from which a new plant appears. In this case, the root of the hips from the ground usually appears not one, but because the bush grows extremely quickly and in a short time forms dense thickets.
On the branches and shoots of the bush there is a huge number of small thin sharp thorns. The branches are usually either upright or bent down. Interestingly, the branch, like the root of the wild rose, forms numerous vegetative shoots, from which stems appear, increasing the size of the bush. Rosehip leaves are complex, on one petiole opposite each other there are from five to seven small matte light green oval-shaped leaves.
In temperate latitudes, the bush blooms from May to June for about twenty days (it blooms almost continuously in the subtropical zone), with each dog rose flower not longer than two days. It looks like a rose, but unlike it, it has only five to seven petals.
Depending on the type, the diameter of the flower is from 1.5 to 10 cm in diameter and can be placed both separately and in inflorescence with several flowers at once. They usually smell very nice, but sometimes there are plants with a fetid odor.
Each flower contains a huge number of pestles and stamens. First of all, the shorter stamens are opened (they are closer to the center of the flower), then the long ones. First, cross-pollination occurs (from flower to flower) - in this case, bees, bumblebees, butterflies and other insects carry pollen. Then, at the final stage, self-pollination occurs: when the pistils inside the flower emit pollen, the exposed outer stamens lean toward the stigmas.
Fruits appear in a plant usually at the age of three, the plant bears fruit annually, but abundant crops can be harvested every 3-5 years. In temperate latitudes, wild rose fruits ripen in late summer - early autumn.
Rosehip berries, depending on the species, can have an oval or round shape with a diameter of 1 to 1.5 cm. Because of the high content of carotene, the plant has a red or orange color, sometimes a black fruit is found. Inside the shell (in some species it is fleshy, in others - dryish), the hips have a huge amount of small hairy nuts - seeds.
In each nut there is one seed with a thin skin and a large embryo. In spite of the fact that a young bush can seed out of its seeds, reproduction of a plant by this method is considered to be the most difficult, since seeds germinate for a long time (therefore, many advise to use cuttings, seedlings, and rosehip root). Before planting, they need a long rest period.
To accelerate germination, for a long time they need to maintain a certain temperature, and seeds germinate only in the second or even in the third year.
Despite the difficulty of obtaining wild rose from seeds, for plants this method is an excellent opportunity to continue one's own race and settle a new territory. Rosehip berries have a bright shell that attracts a wide variety of animals (foxes, hares, rodents) and birds that eat them, and after some time, the un-digestible seeds return to the ground along with excrement.
No less interesting way of breeding from the seeds of the bush is wrinkled, which grows along the banks of the rivers: the fallen fruits of rosehips float on the river until they stick to the shore, after which they take root (the inherent wax does not allow the seeds to get wet).
Useful medicinal properties of wild rose are used in medicine, cosmetology, gardening and decoration of streets, parks, squares. The fruits of the plant are the main source of plant raw materials for vitamin factories, which make of them ascorbic acid, rosehip oil, holosas and other medicines. In cosmetology, widely used rosehip oil, making therapeutic cosmetics.
Everything is used - fruits, roots, stems, leaves, branches, flowers, wild rose seeds. First of all, an extremely beneficial plant makes vitamin C contained in it: in rosehip berries it is fifty times more than in oranges and lemons. Petals, roots, stems contain organic acids, sugar, tannins and one of the most valuable components - rosehip essential oil.
Of these, people have long been preparing hip decoction, boiled compote, jelly, jam, make marmalade. Rosehip decoction is also useful for the skin: its healing properties have a beneficial effect on oily skin and also prevent the appearance of wrinkles. Syrups, dogrose decoction is primarily used for the treatment and prevention of diseases that were caused by a lack of vitamin C, as well as anemia and exhaustion.
Medicinal rosehip oil, obtained from seeds, is often used as a wound healing agent, lubricating dermatitis and burns, trophic ulcers. Broth rosehip seeds, using as an anti-inflammatory agent, drink with diarrhea, urolithiasis.
Broth hips is often used for the prevention and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (liver, stomach ulcer, gall bladder), high blood pressure, cold, flu, cough, allergies. The dogrose decorates its medicinal and beneficial properties during pregnancy: the vitamins contained in the fruits increase immunity and eliminate the need to buy artificial preparations (although it is very important not to abuse the infusions).
Rosehip essential oil made from petals is the most expensive of essential oils: it takes about 3 thousand kg of petals to make one liter, and after distillation there is rose water, which can also be used. Rosehip oil and its ingredients are used in the manufacture of various cosmetics - perfumes, lipsticks, essences.
Rosehip essential oil is used not only in cosmetology: in addition to making expensive cosmetics and medicines, they are flavored with liqueurs, wines, and confectionery. The resulting rosehip oil from the seeds of a dog bush is used to make drying oil. Use the essential essential oil of wild rose and for medicinal purposes, using for sore throat, purulent inflammations, bronchial asthma, as well as making drops, ointments, patches.
Despite all the beneficial and medicinal properties of wild rose, before starting treatment with traditional methods (drinking broth hips from fruits, seeds, roots), you should consult with your doctor, especially with diseases such as gastritis with high acidity, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer. Also, they can not be abused during pregnancy: an overdose of ascorbic acid can negate all the useful features of the plant and lead to miscarriage.
Since dogrose broth contains a lot of vitamin C, in order to prevent tooth enamel from getting thinner, dentists recommend drinking it through a straw, after which they recommend rinsing the mouth.
Due to the large amount of vitamin K, which increases blood coagulability, drugs made on the basis of rose hips can never be used for the dystrophic stage of heart failure, endocarditis and thrombophlebitis.
Despite the useful and healing properties of wild rose, it is impossible to take infusions made from it constantly: a decoction of fruits can negatively affect the liver, causing its inflammation, and the infusion prepared from the roots during prolonged use will cause constipation, and the pancreas will produce less insulin.
Which dogrose is more useful?
Rosehip - medicinal shrub of the Rosaceae family. The "usefulness" of wild rose can be determined by its appearance: if the fruits of the shrub are fleshy and gathered in a bun, this indicates a high content of vitamin C. Of course, the more this "natural antibiotic", the better the wild rose is for the person.
What kind of rose hips is more useful?
The fruits of what kind of rose hips are more useful can be determined by the shape of the mount of the sepals. The rounded attachment area of the sepals indicates a high concentration of vitamin C. This is especially noticeable in the black rosehip.
The high content of antioxidants determines the beneficial properties of mountain rosehip.
Rose Hip Roots
Improve digestion. Also useful as an antihelminthic. Decoction of roots and fruits lowers blood pressure, has astringent, choleretic and weak diuretic properties, stimulates the production of red blood cells, strengthens the walls of blood vessels, improves appetite, is used to treat atherosclerosis of the legs.
The benefits of decoctions and rosehip infusions
- It is undeniably useful infusions of rosehips. They help slow down the development of atherosclerosis, stimulate the production of sex hormones, reduce the permeability of the walls of blood vessels (which has a positive effect on the rate of recovery).
- Especially useful is the juice from the hips. This is a powerful antioxidant, which significantly reduces the risk of cancer.
- Useful and decoction of wild rose. With gastric ulcer, gastritis, colitis, anemia, malaria, female diseases, erysipelas - this is one of the mandatory means of prevention and treatment.
Is it possible to constantly use wild rose?
It is possible and even necessary to use dogrose constantly. Fortunately, humanity has learned to use the wonderful properties of wild rose in various forms:
- Rosehip oil. Perfectly will help with cracks and abrasions on the skin, with bedsores, ulcers. It is introduced in enemas for ulcerative colitis, thereby stimulating the regeneration of mucous membranes,
- Rose hip tea. This tea is able to slow down aging, improve memory. It perfectly normalizes the work of the gastrointestinal tract,
- Brewed dog rose. Used with reduced immunity, depletion of the body,
- Brier infusion is especially useful - with constant use, resistance to infections increases.
The nature of the disease determines the fruits of what kind of wild rose is more useful to use in a particular case. One thing is indisputable, that wild rose is one of the most useful plants for humans.
The list of diseases for which all elements of wild rose are successfully used is huge. Not only berries are useful, but also the leaves, roots and flowers of this shrub.
From dogrose make infusions, decoctions, syrups, jam, jam, marshmallow, kvass, compotes, it is even added as a seasoning to main dishes.
At home it is very easy to make healthy rosehip syrup. His recipe is very simple.
With daily use of a syrup in a teaspoon, it will be possible for the whole family to live through autumn, winter and spring without colds and viral diseases.
For the preparation of tools will need: 400 grams of rosehips, 700 grams of water and 400 grams of sugar.
- The berries are washed and separated from the legs.
- Bring to a boil 0.5 liters of water and pour the fruit into it, let it stand for 10 minutes.
- After that, the berries are crumpled and again left for 10 minutes.
- The remaining water is mixed with sugar and brought to a boil over medium heat.
- Then the water with fruits crushed in it is filtered through a sieve, and poured into a sugar syrup.
- Then the resulting mass is stirred, poured hot into sterilized jars, rolled and stored in the refrigerator after cooling.
Broth from the fruits and roots of wild rose
A decoction of the fruits and roots of wild rose belongs to the category of multivitamin, tonic, choleretic, diuretic drugs. It has the ability to reduce pressure, has a beneficial effect on the blood formation process, is used as a means of increasing appetite and as a drink, normalizing the metabolism in the body.
Prepare it in enamel or ceramic heat-resistant dishes.
- 100 grams of fruit is poured with 1 liter of boiling water, brought to a boil and kept on the fire for no more than 5 minutes.
- Then give the broth to infuse about 2.5 hours.
Before use, the resulting drink is filtered and drunk ½ cup before each meal.
All kinds of infusions from the fruits and leaves of wild rose are used for prophylactic purposes and for the purpose of complex therapy in the case of infectious diseases that are of acute or chronic form, and also as a general tonic during recovery periods after serious diseases or surgeries.
On one glass of boiling water is taken 1 teaspoon of crushed dried fruit. You can add a pinch of dry rosehip leaves. Fruits are poured boiling water and infused in a thermos for at least 2 hours. After that, the broth can be drunk, preferably before each meal, about half a glass.
In some recipes, it is recommended to set berries in a thermos for up to 8 hours.
Concentration of broth varies from aging, but not useful properties. It should be remembered that the temperature of boiling water does not exceed 60 degrees, since at higher temperatures vitamin C contained in the berries is destroyed.
Recipes are popular in which it is recommended that infusions cooked in a thermos add some honey directly to the cup.
How to apply rosehip flowers
Various infusions are also prepared from rosehip flowers. It is used most often for external use in case of conjunctivitis, as a sedative and anti-inflammatory agent. However, ingestion is possible in the event of a lack of vitamins, as a medicine for colds, or if general weakness is concerned.
Prepare the infusion of flowers as follows: ¼ cup of dry petals pour 1 cup boiling water, cover with a clean towel and leave to stand for 10-15 minutes.
But, by and large, in order to be able to use it, it is necessary to wait a little longer - until the infusion has cooled to an acceptable temperature for use. And then you can make lotions, compresses, baths or just drink before eating.
Also, rosehip flower petals will improve the taste and healing properties of tea, if they are added when brewing regular tea.
Rosehip syrup, added to regular tea, will give it an unusual taste and aroma.
Prepare the syrup as follows: 50 grams of petals are poured with hot sugar syrup made from 700 gr. sugar and 300 grams. water, and bring to a boil over low heat. Then insist in a sealed container for at least 12 hours, after which the cooled mass is poured into sterilized jars, rolled up and stored in a cold place.
How to use rosehip leaves
Rosehip leaves have no less unique and healing properties. Especially surprising is their vitamin and mineral composition. In addition to the fact that leaves, both dried and fresh, are used in the preparation of infusions, decoctions, in the preparation of teas, they are used, and as a separate ingredient in fresh salads from greens and vegetables.
But more traditional uses are, however, as medicinal drinks. So, from the dry leaves of wild rose, they prepare a remedy to combat rheumatism and radiculitis, and a decoction of the leaves of the shrub helps speed up the process of treating such diseases as the common cold, scarlet fever, gastritis, colitis and other diseases of the digestive organs.
An interesting recipe for jam from the leaves of wild rose. Its taste is very unusual and gentle.
Rose Hip Jam
To prepare you need 0.5 kilo of leaves, 20 grams of citric acid, 1 kg. sugar, 1 glass of water.
- The leaves are washed and allowed to dry.
- From the water and sugar make the syrup in a hot way, heat on the fire until the sugar is completely dissolved. After that, leaves pour into syrup and boil there for about 5 minutes.
- During this time, the foam is removed from the jam.
- Then citric acid is poured into the jam.
- Next, the jam must be boiled over low heat until the mass of the thickness and consistency, which like most.
After that, the finished jam is hot bottled in sterilized jars and after cooling it is stored in a cool dark place.
Rosehip tea is prepared in a teapot or in a thermos. A thermos drink is more concentrated and looks more like an infusion.
To brew in a teapot, take 2 tablespoons of dried, ground fruit, pour boiling water on it and let it brew for 10 minutes.
For lovers of strong drink, the hips can be added to the usual tea leaves, and with karkade tea, the drink will also be very beautiful. Sugar or honey is added to this tea to taste. But without sugar it feels better interesting, sour, taste and aroma of wild rose.
If the tea is brewed specifically for the child, then dried fruit can be added to the tea leaves - the tea will be even more fragrant, rich and varied in taste.
Rosehip Tonic Tea
Прекрасный тонизирующий чай получается из ягод шиповника, ягод боярышника и мелиссы. Кроме этого, этот напиток применяется и для укрепления иммунитета. А во время жары пить такой чай можно и холодным – он прекрасно утоляет жажду и освежает.
Для его приготовления необходимо взять 4 -5 столовых ложек высушенных и измельченных ягод шиповника, 2 столовые ложки высушенных ягод боярышника, несколько листочков мелиссы или мяты и 1 литр кипятка.
All ingredients are poured into a thermos, filled with boiling water and infused for about 6 hours.
Drink this tea 2-3 times a day.
For those who are too lazy to tinker with blanks, you can buy a ready-made "tea set" in almost any pharmacy. But, few people will doubt that the tea made from rose hips is tastier, more aromatic and healthier than tea.