Rosehip - familiar to all plant, which pleases us with beautiful, fragrant flowers and useful berries for centuries used in alternative medicine. It is home to the vast territories in Asia, North Africa and Europe, but now it has spread far beyond these regions. Tea with rosehip tasty and useful, so do not miss the opportunity to saturate the body with vitamins.
How to collect and dry wild rose
Of course, rosehip tea available over the counter, but it is so common that it is not difficult to procure their own. Find a brier bush, growing away from major roads and factories. It is best to collect it in the countryside, at the abandoned houses, where one can often find wild thickets of wild rose.
Hips ripen in autumn, usually - in September. Collect them in a cloth bag or basket - plastic bags for this purpose should be avoided.
Dry dog rose in the oven at a temperature of 60-70 C for 6-7 hours. Drying can be stopped when the berries will become dark red or reddish-brown color, and the surface becomes rough, wrinkled. In the air, at room temperature, dried rose hips are not as fast as it can go bad. After drying, the berries need a few days to take in cloth bags or wooden box; then pour them into a glass or metal container, which should be covered with gauze or other natural fabrics.
The benefits of tea with wild rose
The rosehip tea contains a large amount of vitamin C as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, B vitamins, vitamin A and vitamin K.
Tea from rosehip and preparations based on this berry useful in rheumatoid arthritis. Observations of patients with this disorder have shown that regular consumption of Dog rose tea can increase joint mobility by 20-25%. In addition, patients weakened joint pain
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And significantly improves the mood. Curative effect of broth hips in rheumatoid arthritis is credited with its anti-inflammatory properties. At the same time, experts note that patients with this diagnosis, of course, not only treated hips - they are also taking certain medications, so the improvement in their condition can not be ascribed solely to the tea from the hips.
Many of the useful properties of tea with wild rose due to high concentrations of vitamin C. In this way, it strengthens the immune system, helps prevent colds and flu, as well as the fast cure these diseases. For this reason it is very useful for patients with asthma and chronic rhinitis.
Broth hips contains substances that contribute to lowering cholesterol. Currently, dozens of people around the world suffer from health problems associated with cholesterol; to reduce its level of doctors in some countries have begun to recommend to not only make changes to the diet, but also regularly drink a decoction of rose hips.
The rosehip tea contains large amounts of antioxidants, such as carotenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols, and others. They protect the body against free radicals and reduce the likelihood of developing certain types of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Tea with rosehip can be very useful for patients with diabetes because it helps regulate blood sugar levels
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and improve their overall health.
However, experts say that diabetics should not drink this tea for medicinal purposes only on doctor's advice, since his action is not well studied.
Contained in the dog rose fruit acids and pectin have diuretic and laxative effect. Thanks to this broth hips has been used successfully in the treatment of constipation and some kidney diseases.
In addition, the wild rose has astringentymi properties, and the broth is often used for skin care. It tightens pores, stimulates the regeneration of the skin and improves its tone.
Recently there is evidence that, in case of rosehip contain substances that stimulate the production of collagen, so that it can slow down aging process.
Brewing tea with rosehip
The best way to brew a thermos rose hips - it long enough tea can infuse without cooling down. In general, the recipe of tea with rosehip simple: berries pour boiling water at the rate of two tablespoons of dried rose hips for a cup of water, and allow to infuse for two to four hours. If you insist broth long enough berries will not have time to give the water a maximum of its beneficial properties. If the pre-grind rose, tea will be ready in an hour and a half. Some recipes recommend rosehip tea cook on low heat for about an hour and then leave for another 20-30 minutes. Since tea is prepared quickly, but when boiled rose hips loses much of vitamin C.
Tea from the hips can also be brewed with dried apples, raisins, cinnamon, ginger, cloves
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. The tea is ready, you can add honey - it will improve the taste and increase the healing properties.
Drug interactions and contraindications of tea with wild rose
Although the wild rose contains a fairly large amount of iron, with frequent use of broth hips absorption of this substance can be broken. For this reason, it should not be drunk without doctor's permission if disorders such as hemochromatosis, thalassemia, or anemia.
In addition, due to the high concentration of vitamin C in rose-hip tea it may lead to the development of various complications in patients with deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.
Tea with rosehip is not contraindicated in pregnancy and may even be useful because it is a rich source of various vitamins necessary for both mother and child. However, because of its effects on the fetus is poorly understood, it is not without the knowledge of the doctor.
Broth hips, or rather, it contained vitamin C, absorption of estrogen stimliruetet
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. For this reason, frequent use of rose hips tea and medications that contain estrogen increases the risk of side effects of the latter.
Tea with rosehip drink is not recommended for people who take flufenazil - it reduces the effectiveness of the drug. Patients taking lithium, rosehips can slow drug withdrawal from the body, whereby the likelihood of serious adverse effects is significantly increased.
Broth hips may also reduce the effectiveness of warfarin, resulting in patients increases the risk of blood clots.
Tea with rosehip can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, stomach cramps, fatigue, headache, trouble sleeping. Note that the vast majority of people Dog rose tea positively affects and adverse effects occur, as a rule, only those who drink it too often, and in very large quantities.