Useful properties of rose hips are an indisputable fact. It is known that plant berries contain a large amount of ascorbic acid (or vitamin C), from four to six percent, and sometimes about eighteen percent, in addition, there are vitamin E in the rosehip seeds, and in addition to ascorbic acid, berries also vitamins such as B, K, P (also called rutin), carotene, etc. A large number of useful substances were found in the plant: up to eighteen percent sugar, up to one whole and eight tenths percent of malic acid and up to two percent of citric acid, more than three percent ectins and more than four percent of tannins, as well as many other substances - iron, calcium, potassium salts, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, essential oil, lycopene, etc. By the content of vitamin C, rose hips are even ahead of black currants, and ten times as well as lemon - fifty times. In addition, rose hips are an excellent bactericidal agent. Rosehip also serves to relieve inflammation, is a good diuretic and choleretic agent, improves the function of the gastrointestinal tract. The big plus is that with all this there is no negative effect on the kidney tissue. Vitamin C contained in rose hips has a positive effect on most redox reactions of the body. Another of its advantages is the ability to inhibit deposits in the blood vessels of the atheromatous masses, and also thanks to the wild rose, the amount of cholesterol in the blood decreases and the spread of the disease stops atherosclerosis.
Rosehip infusion: it is necessary to pour a liter of hot water into a thermos (or other utensil) and add 3-4 tablespoons of berries, and then do not touch until morning. Further, the product can be drunk before meals, one glass, like tea, 3 times a day. Before taking it, you must pass the infusion through a strainer or gauze. Rosehip infusion is stored for 2 days, after which it loses all the vitamins in it, nevertheless it will be useful for the digestive tract.