Rosehip called wild rose, because it gave rise to cultivated rose. In nature, wild rose grows throughout the northern hemisphere. Currently, it is grown and how very valuable culture.

Botanical Reference

Rosehip cinnamon (Wild Rose) — shrub, much branched from the family Rosaceae, up to 2 m. The branches are thin, covered with brownish-red bark, with flattened slightly curved spines, sitting at the base of leaf cuttings. Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, glabrous, ovate, 5-7 leaves, gray-green below. Five-flowers, pink or white. Fruits of brown-red, ellipsoidal, about 5 cm in length, on the outer side of the long convex appressed hairs smooth. Blossoms in May-July. Fruits false, ripen in August and September.

A useful composition

Rosehip is called a natural concentrate of vitamins. Vitamin C is contained in large amounts in wild rose. The mature fruit pulp it is 10 times larger than black currants, 50 times more than lemon, and 100 times more than apples. Also vitamin C, its fruit contains vitamins B1, B2, K, and R carotene.

We collect and store

Rose hips are collected in the fall — the end of August to October, while they are still solid. Green fruit harvest should not be, because they have not accumulated nutrients. Collection should be completed before the frost, because the fruit touched by frost, losing vitamins during drying.

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Collect the rose hips should be in the morning or late afternoon, as the sun plucked the berries lose their valuable properties. Do not break off the sepals, or berries spoil quickly. Harvest should be immediately dried.

The use of traditional medicine

Hips applied as an infusion, syrup, extract, powder, in the treatment of diseases caused by deficiency in the body of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and other vitamins; anemia and exhaustion, atherosclerosis; as a means of boosting the body’s resistance in the fight against local and general intoxication and infectious processes (scarlet fever, diphtheria, pneumonia, whooping cough, and others.); at languidly healing wounds; accelerate fusion of bone fracture; used for uterine bleeding, with stones in the liver, kidney stones, decreased gastric secretion; affect the function of bone marrow and the overall metabolism of the organism.

(Note: contra! ‘

Gastritis with high acidity, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer — a first contraindications when taking wild rose, because There are a lot of ascorbic acid. Thrombosis, congestive heart failure 3 degrees, endocarditis also prevent receiving hips due to the fact that it increases blood clotting. To protect tooth enamel from destruction due to the acids contained in the infusion of rose hips, rinse your mouth with warm water after each reception of the infusion of rose hips. Consider the ability of alcoholic infusion of rose hips

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