He hip It is a medicinal plant rich in vitamin C in addition to other properties that make it beneficial to cure and treat various diseases or conditions. This medicinal plant belongs to the Rosaceae family and is also known as wild rose .
The infusions prepared with rose hip are effective in cases where there are deficiencies of vitamin C. In addition to the benefits of vitamin C, the rose hip contains the following properties: nourishing, strengthens the defenses, astringent, is a mild diuretic and also acts as light laxative
The active ingredients contained in the rose hip are: vitamin C, carotene, tannin, pectin, fat and organic acids.
Because of its vitamin C content it is effective in preventing colds, flu, infections , in addition to strengthening our immune system helping us to strengthen the defenses of our body.
It is an ideal medicinal plant to help us when the seasonal changes cause our spirits to decay, and we see the weakness, exhaustion or asthenia that usually make its appearance in spring or autumn.
With the fruits of the rose hips jam is made. While to prepare the natural remedies with rose hip, the fruits of the dogrose and the seeds are used.
We can get the dogrose in herbalists, parapharmacies, natural products stores and also in online stores. The dogrose can be used for both internal and external use.
Discover 3 homemade and natural remedies with rose hips
Rosehip fruit tonic for irritated skin
Rose hip is ideal and effective also to treat external conditions such as the skin, for its content in vitamin C, is an excellent tonic to improve skin irritation.
To prepare this dogrose tonic, we need about 4 rose hips and a cup of mineral water.
We boil the water together with the rose hips, lower the heat and continue boiling for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 10 minutes. We strain the preparation and let cool.
Then we wash our face with this tonic. We can also wet a ball of cotton or sterile gauze in the tonic and apply it also on the neck.
The rose hip tonic can be repeated 3 times a week. This tonic is also ideal for skin with fat and also in cases of acne.
Infusion of rose hips leaves for occasional constipation
This infusion of rose hip leaves is ideal to improve occasional constipation since among the properties that have the rosehip is to act as a mild laxative.
We will prepare this infusion with two teaspoons of dried rose hip leaves and a cup of mineral water.
We put the water to boil and once it starts to boil add the rosehip. Remove from heat, cover the infusion and let it sit for 10 minutes. We fill the infusion and once warm we can take it.
From this infusion we can take 2 or 3 cups a day until we improve.
If we notice that there is no improvement and continuous constipation we should consult without demos with the doctor, since this remedy is only to improve the cases of occasional constipation, not chronic constipation.
Rosehip tea to improve cold and flu symptoms
Rose hip tea is effective in attenuating or improving the symptoms that accompany both the cold and the flu.
To prepare rosehip tea we need two teaspoons of rosehip and a cup of mineral water.
We put the water to boil along with the dogrose and cook until it boils. Once it begins to boil, remove from heat, cover and let stand for 10 minutes. We get cold and when it's warm we can have tea.
If desired, we can sweeten it with a teaspoon of honey, a teaspoon of brown cane sugar or whole sugar, or stevia. We can have a cup of tea 3 times a day.
The rose hip is a medicinal plant that has good tolerance, as long as the doses prescribed by the therapeutic professionals are not exceeded.
Therefore it is always advisable to stick to the indications both prescribed and those that come in the prospects of the different formats in which the rosehip is presented.
Some people may have allergy or intolerance to dogrose, especially people who are allergic to the Rosaceae family.
The dogrose is contraindicated following cases:
- In children.
- In case of pregnancy.
- During the period of lactation.