The rosehip is a fruit of rosebushes and rosehips, which is in fact the receptacle. It is commonly called wood rose, hipster or dog rose. Indeed, it is an effective remedy against rabies. Its scientific name is Rosa canina and it is part of the Rosaceae family. Often transformed into jam for food use, this fruit also has interesting therapeutic properties. For several years, it has been involved in the treatment of several diseases. Apart from its properties, it also has many active compounds. It contains a high amount of vitamin C and contains other B vitamins, organic acid, tannins, sugar and several micronutrients.
Qualities in natural medicine
Thanks to its high content of vitamin C, rose hip has a beneficial effect on the immune system. In other words, it improves the responsiveness of immune defenses against different pathogens. Thus, it is effective in the treatment of diseases of microbial, bacterial or viral origin. In addition, it helps to regain vitality and energy in case of asthenia. It also helps to fight effectively against fatigue in the event of convalescence or low energy. Moreover, it improves physical performance and endurance in athletes.
In addition, this fruit contributes to the sanitation of the intestinal flora. Its hairs, which are generally irritating to the mucous membranes, participate in the expulsion of intestinal worms, in particular roundworms. It also helps fight diarrhea and ulcers.
Finally, the other indications for rose hips are:
- Scurvy or vitamin C deficiency
- Flu-like states with fever and colds
- Skin issues: dry skin, stretch marks, wrinkles and scars
Forms and preparations available
the rosehip exists in the form of herbal tea, powder, mother tincture, capsule and vegetable oil.
Recommendations for use and dosage
In a saucepan, mash up to 10 fruits and add ¼ liter of water. Bring everything to a boil and leave on the heat for 5 minutes. Then leave to infuse for 10 minutes and strain. Drink up to 3 cups a day.
Presented as a dietary supplement, the powder can be consumed at any time of the day. It is then enough to integrate it with yogurt, fruit juice, smoothie, ice cream or even muesli.
For adults and for a 3 week cure, take 15 drops of tincture morning and evening. The drops are to be diluted in water or put directly under the tongue.
Take 3 to 6 capsules per day.
Vegetable oil :
Before each use, it is best to perform a skin test in the bend of the elbow to avoid possible allergic reactions. I’rosehip vegetable oil can be used as skin care or as massage oil.
Contraindications and precautions for use
For each use, especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women, it is always best to seek medical advice before each treatment.