Here you will learn all the interesting facts about rose hips: what are the beneficial properties of the fruits, how to prepare a decoction, infusion, wine and liqueur from the "wild rose"? How is her oil useful? As well as calorie content, harm and contraindications … It is advisable to use unpeeled berries. They taste slightly sour and have a slight aroma. With gastrointestinal disorders, you can take a rosehip infusion - 10 g of fruits are poured with a glass of boiling water and drunk throughout the day. It is used in the treatment of diseases of the liver, kidneys, heart, gallbladder, pulmonary tuberculosis. The benefits of fruits for sand and stones in the kidneys, bladder - this remedy will relieve pain and accelerate the resorption of stones.
If the fruits have been dried along with the seeds, then a decoction is prepared (in a steam bath). It helps with hypertension, anemia, atherosclerosis (lowers cholesterol), infectious diseases, to improve vision, with various bleeding.
From flower petalsa decoction of rose hips is prepared (with the calculation of 100 g of raw materials per 1 glass of water, it should boil for 1 hour). The broth is moistened with lotions and used for erysipelas of the skin, eye diseases.
Rosehip oilis made from its seeds and is used for trophic ulcers, bedsores, dermatoses, for the treatment of cracked nipples of nursing mothers. It is rich in carotene (up to 40%). Ointment from the ash of plant stems is used externally for psoriasis.
Decoction from the rootsplants are recommended for hypertension and kidney stones. The roots contain tannins, which have anti-inflammatory, antifungal, hemostatic properties, and cause protein coagulation. They are also used for dyeing fabrics brown.
Wine:for 16 liters of water, you will need to take 1.5 kg of dry fruits, 20 g of yeast and 5 kg of sugar. Divide all ingredients into 2 parts and place in a large bottle in 2 steps. First, the fruits must be chopped. Place the bottle in a warm place for 3 months, shaking occasionally. After that, strain through a hose and add 200 ml of alcohol. Usually the finished wine is infused for several months and then bottled. Despite the fact that it belongs to the number of medicinal wines, you should not abuse it, as it is fraught with an overdose of vitamins.
Wild Rose Liqueur:for its preparation, it is necessary to mix the crushed fruits (1 cup) with sugar (1, 5 cups), pour vodka (3 cups) and put in the sun for 5 days. Then add vodka again (2 glasses) and stand for another 5 days. Then strain and squeeze. Take after meals for 15-20 g.
How to brew rose hips in a thermos
To thermos rose hips, use my proven method, which we have been using for several decades. For a thermos with a volume of 2 liters, you need only 25 grams of dried berries, you can 30, but not more (usually this is a standard full of berries), just then you have to constantly dilute the tea leaves with water. Usually we add a little more dried linden leaves, black currants and strawberries, so the tea turns out to be much tastier and healthier. Put the rose hips and if there are other herbs, then boil two liters of water and pour it into a thermos. Let the tea brew brew for 8-12 hours and can be drunk instead of the usual purchased tea or coffee. Very healthy and tasty! In my photo above, a ready-made rosehip infusion prepared using this method.
Harm and contraindications of rose hips
Too often you should not get carried away with drinking rosehip preparations - this threatens to malfunction in various systems and organs, especially the liver. It is recommended to drink the infusion through a straw, as long-term use can damage the tooth enamel.It is better to rinse your mouth with plain water after each use.
In general, the rose hips themselves are contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity, a tendency to thrombophlebitis and thrombosis, gastritis with high acidity, gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer, cardiovascular disorders, especially with endocarditis. The extract with sugar syrup is contraindicated for diabetics.
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