How many times have you passed by a rosehip bush without paying attention to it? Did you know that these berries have 60 times more vitamin C than one orange? Although it has a modest appearance, rosehip has powerful healing properties and countless health benefits. The medicinal properties of the rosehip can be obtained by using the berries to make syrups, teas, oils or jellies.
According to botanist David Hoffmann, rose hips can help treat infections and increase immunity because they are among the best sources of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. The use of rosehip as a natural remedy dates back to ancient times. For example, the Native American tribe Ohlone used this fruit to make compresses to treat wounds and scabies. Put four tablespoons of chopped rose hips in a little boiling water to infuse for 10 minutes. Then soak a piece of cotton in the infusion and apply directly on the affected skin area.
How to make rosehip tea
From a therapeutic standpoint, powder is the best method for preparing and administering rosehip. Dried fruits are finely ground, and the resulting powder is sifted through a fine sieve to remove the seeds which are toxic. The powder can be stored in glass jars, as long as a half a month. Add 3-6 tablespoons of rose hip powder in a cup of cold water and let it sit for a couple of hours. Strain and set aside the liquid. Boil the remaining mixture in a cup of water for two minutes. Strain and combine the two liquids.
How to make rosehip syrup
Add 200g of rosehip powder in a pan and add 800ml of boiling water. Cover the pan and let it sit for 24 hours. Then add 500g of raw sugar, stir and place the pan over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Do not bring it to a boiling point. After the sugar has melted, pour the syrup into hot jars and place them in the oven for 40 minutes. Then let them cool at room temperature. You can take one tablespoon of rosehip syrup 1-4 times a day or add sparkling water to make a refreshing drink.
Health benefits of Rosehip
- Allergies – Drink 500 ml of rosehip tea, each day, for 45 days.
- Respiratory infections (sinusitis, rhinitis, pulmonary virosis, bronchitis, pneumonia) – Take one teaspoon of rosehip powder 4 times per day, for at least one month.
- Convalescence, low immunity, recovery after surgery or infectious diseases – Drink 100 ml of rosehip tea, 3 times daily before main meals. During the treatment with antibiotics and 10 days after, you should drink 500 ml of tea per day.
- Lack of vitamins – Take one teaspoon of rosehip powder, 6 times a day, for two months.
- Anemia – Take one teaspoon of rosehip syrup 3-4 times per day for two months.
- Hypertension – Take one one tablespoon of rosehip powder daily, for 28 days. Repeat the treatment 2-3 times per year.
- Atherosclerosis, hypertension, high cholesterol – Take 4-6 tablespoons of rosehip powder daily.
- Poor blood circulation – Take one spoon of rosehip syrup, 3-4 times per day for 2 months after the onset of cold weather, or two teaspoons of powder, three times a day.
- Urinary infections – Drink 200 ml of rosehip tea, 2 times a day, a quarter of an hour before lunch and dinner. Do this every day for one month.
- Obesity – Drink one liter of rosehip tea per day, for 45 days.
Rosehip is a powerful natural remedy that can be used for a variety of medical conditions. Take advantage of the health benefits nature has to offer.