Rose hip is a very common plant and humankind uses it from long ago. However, the recent discovery about the amount of vitamin C this plant contains has made it even more popular. It is also discovered that vitamin C although unstable, still consists in dried and processed rose hips.
Among vitamin C, rose hip is also a good source of carotene and vitamin P. It also contains vitamin E and vanillin that provides the pleasant smell when we crush the seeds. Rose hip contains thanins that have positive effect on diarrhea especially if it is caused by fever. Pectins and organic acids in the rose hip have a diuretic effect, and organic acids stimulate the secretion of digestive juices and help with gastritis. Certain studies also showed that rose hip could relieve the joint pain and increase joint mobility affected by arthritis. People that are prone to creating sand and stones in the kidneys and bladder should use rose hip tea regularly.
ROSE HIP TEA FOR IMMUNITY
Mix 10 grams of rose hips, 20 grams of chamomile, 20 grams of calls, 10 grams of lemon balm, 10 grams of blueberry leaf, 10 grams of nettle, 10 grams of yarrow, 5 grams of marigold and 5 grams of hibiscus. Pour a cup of boiling water over a teaspoon of this mixture. Let it stay for 10 minutes and then strain and drink.
ROSE HIP AS BLOOD CLEANER
Mix 20 grams of rose hips, 10 grams of birch leaves and 10 grams of couch grass. Pour a cup of boiling water over a teaspoon of the mixture. Cover and let it stay for 15 minutes. Then strain and drink. You should drink three cups of this tea a day.
ROSE HIP AGAINST KIDNEY STONES
Prepares a tea from crushed seeds of rose hip by boiling them for half an hour. Then remove from heat and let stay for an hour. The tea has nice taste and it is used against kidney and bladder stones and for rheumatism.