Rosehip is a thorny shrub that grows in forests, among light forests, on mountain slopes, in river valleys, in fields, near roads, in separate bushes or groups. Rosehip blooms in May-June, and the fruits ripen in September-October. Rosehip was well known as a medicinal plant in ancient Greece.
Rosehip, description and properties of rose hips, especially the preparation of decoctions, liquors, infusions and use in the treatment of diseases.
Rosehips should be collected before the onset of frost, since even the slightest frost destroys their medicinal properties. After harvesting, the fruits are well dried, sorted and stored in closed glass jars or rag bags for no more than two years. Rosehip roots are harvested in autumn, washed in cold water, cut and dried. Due to the fact that there are a lot of tannins in the roots of rose hips, they are used as an astringent.
Recipes for infusion, broth and rosehip liquor.
The composition of rose hips includes vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin P (rutin), groups B, K, carotene, vitamin E, flavonol glycosides campferol and quercetin, sugar, tannins, pectins, citric and malic acid, lycopene, rubixanthin, essential oil, a significant amount of potassium salts, iron, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium. Rose hips have phytoncidal and powerful bactericidal properties, vitamin, restorative, antimicrobial, choleretic, anti-inflammatory and anti-atherosclerotic effect. In folk medicine, rose hips are used as a general restorative for all serious diseases and injuries, diseases of the liver, kidneys, bladder, heart, with increased acidity of gastric juice, pulmonary tuberculosis.
|Rosehip infusion||1 tablespoon (10 g) of chopped fruits per 0.25 boiling water.||Pour boiling water, insist 10-12 hours, strain.||Drink 100-150 grams 2 times a day as a vitamin and fortifying agent, and for all infectious diseases.|
|Rosehip Tea||1 tablespoon (10 g) of chopped fruit per 0.5 boiling water.||Insist 15-20 minutes, strain.||Drink 100-150 grams 3-4 times a day as a vitamin and tonic, to relieve fatigue and overwork.|
|Rosehip root broth||1 tablespoon (10 g) of ground roots per 0.25 boiling water.||Boil in a sealed container for 15 minutes, leave for 2-3 hours, strain.||Drink only warm as an anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictor.|
|Rosehip liquor||Shredded fruits, sugar and vodka in a ratio of 1: 1,5: 3.||Put for 5 days in the sun. Then add 2 parts of vodka and stand for another 5 days in a dark and cool place. Strain and squeeze.||Take 15-20 grams after meals as a general restorative and with mild ailment.|
Contraindications for the use of medicines from rose hips.
Rosehip is contraindicated in case of tendency to thrombosis, thrombophlebitis and individual intolerance.