A wild rose or wild rose is one and the same plant, a shrub from the family of pink. Many have heard about its beneficial properties. Rosehip is rich in vitamins and minerals, especially high content of vitamins C, A, P, K, E. Also rose hip contains minerals and tannins, calcium, potassium and manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, and more. other
Rosehip decoction: the benefits and harm
- Immunity strengthening. Rosehip is a plant immunomodulator that is designed to restore and protect the human body from the effects of negative environmental factors - viruses, bacteria, fungi. Stimulation of the immune system is achieved due to the unique vitamin and mineral composition of the plant.
- Normalization of metabolism and strengthening the walls of blood vessels. Due to the rich mineral composition, and mainly the content of potassium and vitamin P, the walls of blood vessels are strengthened. The level of harmful cholesterol decreases and, consequently, blood circulation improves. For these reasons, dogrose decoction is often prescribed for atherosclerosis.
- Reduces high blood pressure. Rosehip is recommended to use hypertensive patients, as well as persons with diseases of the urinary system. In addition, it has a choleretic effect, is used in the treatment of ulcerative diseases of the digestive tract. But to begin treatment it is imperative that you consult a specialist.
- Antioxidant and iron source. Rosehip contains a large amount of iron, it is recommended for people with anemia. In addition, the broth helps to eliminate toxins and impurities from the body.
Despite the naturalness of the product and its undoubted benefits, there are a number of contraindications.
So, dogrose is not recommended for use by persons with thrombophlebitis and prone to thrombosis.
The use of dogrose with high acidity of the stomach is contraindicated. With extreme caution, it must be taken by persons with endocarditis. A decoction of wild rose is contraindicated for constipation. Persons with skin diseases, it is also necessary to use the drug with caution, especially for cosmetic purposes, ideally, consult with a specialist beforehand.
In any case, when applying rosehip, you need to remember about the sense of proportion. The daily dose of vitamin C is contained in 7 - 10 whole berries. Although this water-soluble vitamin and its excess are excreted in the urine, an overdose is extremely undesirable.
How to cook rosehip decoction?
In order to make a useful decoction and preserve all minerals and vitamins, first of all it is necessary to properly dry the hips. It is strictly forbidden to dry them under the rays of the sun, in this case, all the vitamins and minerals are destroyed under the influence of ultraviolet radiation. After proper drying, it is best in the oven, it is necessary to properly brew the fruit.
- For the preparation of broth from the hips you must take 1 tbsp. l dried berries, chop them and pour 200 ml of boiling water. Boil the mixture should be 8 - 10 min, then let it cool by itself. In the resulting broth, you can add honey or sugar - if desired.
- Also, from the dog rose you can boil the jelly, with the addition of a slice of lemon - if desired.
- No less common method of making rose hips, is the use of a thermos. At 0.5 liters of boiling water use 2 guests crushed berries. Mixing all the ingredients in a thermos, it must be left alone for 3 to 8 hours. Before serving, strain the resulting broth.
Rosehip is a storehouse of nutrients. And one of the most popular plants in folk and traditional medicine. On the basis of rose hips, a huge number of various preparations are made - creams, ointments, which are used in various branches of medicine, as well as in cosmetology. It is perfectly combined with others. No less useful herbal preparations - vegetables, berries, plants.