Rosehip - a genus of plants of the family Pink. The bush usually reaches a height of 2-2.5 meters. The branches are covered with thorns, single berry, pink.
Rosehip - a plant with a high content of vitamin C. Minerals, which are part of the plant: sodium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium. This rich composition of rosehip makes the plant effective in treating various diseases and ailments. Rosehip stimulates the immune system provides the body's resistance to disease. Conducts atherosclerosis prevention. It has anti-inflammatory effect, it affects the digestive system work. Regulates cholesterol, cleanses the blood vessels.
Where and when to collect rosehips?
Rosehips growing almost everywhere: on the banks of rivers, fields and ravines. The berries are harvested in early autumn. The season runs directly through October: it was in this month berries most of all full of a variety of nutrients. Frost reduces their number, so you need to have time to harvest before the first frost. During the collection you need to have with a tight gloves - prickly bushes plants, so no protection on their hands will necessarily scratches.
To dry the berries, move them, then arrange on a tray or newspaper one even layer. Drying plant must be in a dark ventilated place. Place the workpiece on the attic or porch. Remember, the sun's rays kill almost all vitamins and useful elements berries. Rosehips can be dried in an oven, but for small temperatures - from 40 to 50 degrees. The drying time - from 5 to 8 hours. Check from time to time the workpiece, keep the oven ajar to let out moisture and shake the pan so the berries are not scorched.
Vitamin infusion of rose hips
Take the dried berries (100 g per 1 liter of water). Crush them with a mortar and finely chop. Ingredient put in a thermos and fill with boiling water. Put infuse. After a few hours, strain the drink. Done! Broth should store in refrigerator.
Recipe vitamin drink from fresh berries similar to the previous one. Take a wild rose at the rate of 1 tbsp. l. to 1 cup of water. Wash the fruit, place in a saucepan and fill with boiling water. Boil a few minutes, then leave for a few hours. Strain. The drink is ready for use.