Rosehip - healing broth
The poetic image of an old folk tale about a sleeping beauty arose from observations of a wild rose - wild rose. The tale of a sleeping beauty among some peoples is called the “Wild Rose”. Rosehip shoots droop the top, forming arcs. New shoots appear from the kidneys, bending also in an arcuate manner. Many shoots sprouting from the roots are intertwined with curved old ones. Impassable thickets are formed, covered with sharp bent spikes. Therefore, young branches of rose hips, its flowers and delicious fruits are inaccessible to mice or other animals. Some birds enjoy the ripened fruits. Like a sleeping beauty, a flower dozes off under the protection of branches with sharp spikes and lavishly blossoms under the rays of the spring sun.
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Rosehip (lat.Rósa) - a genus of wild plants of the Pink family. It has many cultural forms, bred under the name of Rose.
Deciduous shrubs are usually 1–5 meters high. Sometimes there are low treelike forms.
Shoots are covered with thorns.
Leaves are pinnate, with paired stipules (rarely, simple and without stipules), contain 5-7 leaves.
The flowers are usually pale pink, 4-6 cm in diameter. There are forms with flowers showing signs of terry.
False fruit (hypanthium), oval or ovoid-spherical, when ripening red, orange, purple-red in color, with numerous nuts inside. Hypanthium coloring is caused by the high content of carotenes. The fruits ripen in October.
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Rosehips from ancient times used in folk medicine for gum bleeding. A broth was also prepared from rose hip to restore strength. Healing tinctures were prepared from the leaf and root parts of the wild rose. Rosehip syrup with honey was drunk for inflammatory diseases, and ulcerations in the oral cavity.
According to most scientists, dogrose has choleretic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, restorative, healing, anti-sclerotic properties, improves metabolism. Rosehip tincture and juice are very useful for exhausting the body, as well as for various infections, for gastritis with low acidity, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and cholecystitis. Drugs are used in the form of tinctures, extracts, syrups, are part of vitamin complexes. The drugs are used as multivitamin agents for vitamin deficiency, and for diseases accompanied by an increased need for vitamins. From rose hips, in addition, essential oil is obtained, which is rich in vitamin "E".
Rosehips ripening in late summer - early autumn, are a real storehouse of vitamins and other substances necessary for the human body. Among them, first of all, is vitamin C, the average content of which in rose hips is about 6%. Some varieties of this plant generally contain up to 18% ascorbic acid! Lemons, known as one of the most popular sources of vitamin C, cannot even be compared with rose hips, because they contain fifty times less of this vitamin than rose hips. Can you imagine how useful rose hips are?
But rosehip berries are not only rich in vitamin C, they include vitamins A, K, P, E, as well as B vitamins in their biological composition. No less diverse is the complex of trace elements found in rose hips: potassium and calcium, iron and magnesium, manganese and sodium, phosphorus and chromium, as well as copper, cobalt molybdenum and manganese. But that's not all! Rosehips contain sugars, pectins, tannins, organic acids, essential oils and many other substances necessary for the normal functioning of the human body.
The rich biological composition of rose hips determines the wide scope of this medicinal plant for the treatment of various diseases. It is known that rosehip has a beneficial effect on the functioning of the digestive system, stimulates more active activity of the kidneys, and has a diuretic effect. The use of wild rose helps to prevent the development of inflammatory processes, and also contributes to the destruction of harmful bacteria.
Dried rosehip roots have astringent properties, and seeds are a source of oil, which includes a whole complex of vitamins and fatty acids. It is used to accelerate the healing process of wounds and as an anti-inflammatory agent.
The high content of ascorbic acid allows the use of rose hips for vitamin deficiencies, atherosclerosis, colds and use it to strengthen the immune system. And thanks to the presence of vitamins P and K in its composition, wild rose has such rare beneficial properties as acceleration of regeneration processes and bone fusion. The use of rose hips also allows you to effectively strengthen the vascular system, treat the disorders of the genitourinary system, improve the condition of patients with malaria, anemia, bleeding, and help lower blood pressure.
To take advantage of the healing potential of this amazing plant, you can not only brew a traditional decoction from its fruits, but also prepare tea, tinctures, extracts, etc.
Strain the resulting composition, drink a glass before meals, half a glass is enough for children.
How to brew a dog rose
To get the most out of the beneficial properties of rose hips, you need to be able to brew it correctly. We will tell you how to prepare an infusion and a decoction of rose hips. Important - the proportion of rosehip and water should be 1 to 10, that is, 100 g per liter of water. rose hips, this is about 4 tablespoons.
An infusion of rose hips is prepared easily, but for a long time - put the chopped fruits in a thermos, pour boiling water and leave for seven hours.
The broth will take even more nutrients from the rose hip - first, the wild rose is boiled in a sealed container for one hour, adding, if necessary, water to the required proportions, then insist 12 hours.
Some more recipes
“We make rosehip honey like this: take fresh honey as much as you want, and boil it, and collect the foam so that the honey is clean, and strain it through a handkerchief, and cut the color, pour into that honey and cook a little, and now it is ready. Rosehip honey is strong in composition and, taken internally, strengthens the body and blood, destroys harmful phlegm that arise from melancholy, and also destroys those harmful properties that appear from excessive phlegm. Juice from the rosehip color, taken internally, relieves the headache, but the drink is also useful to the eyes. "
Healing tea is made from rose hips - Pour one tablespoon of dried fruit in a glass of boiling water, leave for 10 minutes and drink, adding sugar to taste.
Rosehip Vitamin - Pour three tablespoons of dried fruit with two glasses of boiling water, and insist for several hours. Drink half a glass several times a day. To improve the taste, you can add sugar.
Rosehip drink - 8 tablespoons of dried fruit pour 4 cups boiling water, add 4 tablespoons of sugar and boil for 10 minutes. Insist 4 hours, strain and bottle.
Rosehip Petal Jam - Pour 100 g of fresh rosehip petals with sugar syrup, prepared at the rate of 700 g of sugar per 1 liter of water, add 1 g of citric acid, bring to a boil and immediately pour into clean hot jars.
You can fry the rosehip seeds, grind them on a coffee grinder and make a healthy drink with a pleasant aroma that can replace your coffee.
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All wild roses and species of wild rose (Rosa) bear bright red, orange or brown berries. Representing a charming sight in autumn and winter from the point of view of garden design, not all types of roses, however, are equivalent in quality to the fruit. The most valuable in terms of the content of nutrients are the berries of the following types of rose hips:
Wrinkled Briar (Rosa rugosa) - A widespread plant that has long been successfully naturalized throughout Europe and America. The fruits of the rose rugosa are rich in vitamin C and sugars, are easy to process and, according to the admirers of rose hips, have the best taste, a bit like cranberries. The shrub grows strongly, giving a lot of root growth, and is quite decorative in the garden with its beautiful, yellowing fall foliage, fragrant pink or white (Alba form) flowers (there are terry varieties), as well as bright large red-orange fruits.
Rosehip cinnamon, or May (Rosa cinnamomea, or Rosa majalis), as well as its varieties, are considered the most valuable in terms of vitamin C content and medicinal properties. The plant is common in central Russia, as well as in northern and central Europe. The fruits are large, rounded, red.
Dogrose (Rosa canina) - has the most valuable from a medicinal point of view fruits. The berries are very large, round or oval.
Hybrid Musk Roses (Hybrid Musk Roses) - Decorative rose hips with dense semi-shiny leaves and burgundy young shoots. The berries are red. Recommended varieties: Buff Beauty, Felicia and Penelope.
Rosa Moyesii originating from china. The fruits are large, bright red. Recommended variety: Geranium with bright red flowers and berries.
Rosa woodsii (wild rose hips), Rosa gymnocarpa (wild rose hips), Rosa californica (California rose hips), Rosa spithamea and others are dogrose originating from North America.