Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rose Hips Benefits

Rose Hips Benefits

Towards the end of summer, the fruits of wild rose ripen. Rose hips are actually in berries varieties. A plant with white flowers, very common in the meadows.

Rose Hips have so many use from the petals, remedies for compresses skin irritation, to their berries and leaves, especially in Ayurvedic medicine (the ancient Indian medicine) used for the skin and the respiratory system.

The high percentage of vitamin C makes this plant a sweet remedy, and effective in strengthening the natural defenses of the body to the sore throats, colds and flu during the winter. Rose hips also have other benefits that affect the respiratory system and intestine. In addition, the presence of tannins (substances that fight free radicals) and pro vitamin A help protect the skin that often suffers in the cold season, because of the weathering, cold and wind and indoor heating.

How to Use The Rose Hips

A pinch of dried Rose hips leaves infused in a cup of boiling water. Of filters and drinking between meals twice a day to calm the cramps and diarrhea caused by intestinal viruses.

Tincture 30 drops before meals provide vitamin C and antioxidants throughout the winter. Excellent for smoking person because nicotine destroys vitamin C.

Decoction a tablespoon of dried berries in a saucepan with about 200 ml of boiling water. Reduce heat, cover and leave for another 10 minutes on the fire. Turn off, strain and drink a few cups a day to strengthen the immune system.

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