You will need
- - boiling water;
- - whole or crushed rose hips;
- - capacity;
- - tablespoon;
- - glass 200 gr.
Use fruits, roots, seeds, petals. All parts of the rose contain macro - and micronutrients, vitamins C, E,P,b,C. the highest vitamin C content in fruits of rosehip. It enters the body in a natural way without the use of chemical production. To all the beneficial properties of the fruit keep, you need to properly prepare the raw material, dry and brew.
Collect the fruit follows in late August, early September. By this time they accumulated the highest concentration of nutrients. The fruits must be carefully removed to sort out. Can be dried in a special drying chamber that helps to preserve the maximum amount of vitamins, and only this method is used in the pharmaceutical industry. If the chambers for drying fruits and vegetables not, the hips need to spread out in a thin layer on a clean cloth and leave in a well ventilated place, after covering with gauze. Another way of drying is to heat the fruit in the oven, but not more than 40 degrees, then cool and re-heated. It turns out the simulation of the drying Cabinet, but if you do not observe the regime and to exceed it, then the fruit will lose 70% of its value. Also the fruits of the rosehip can be bought at any pharmacy is in the dried form.
Brew rose hips in multiple ways, which makes the drink less valuable. The most common method of brewing is to put in a two liter thermos 3 tablespoons whole fruit, pour boiling water, tightly screw the thermos and infuse for 6-7 hours, ie this is usually done for the night. In the morning strain the infusion through a fine sieve, pressing the berries and take 1 glass 3 times a day 30 minutes before meals or 1 hour after a meal.
The second method. The fruit grind, brew 2 tablespoons with 1 liter of boiling water and set for 20 minutes in a water bath. Proponents of this method argue that it would preserve the maximum nutrients, but scientists have studied all the ways of cooking and came to the conclusion that the content of all substances in the infusion, regardless of brewing method, exactly the same. Make, as in the first case, one glass 3 times a day for half an hour before meals or one hour after a meal.
If you absolutely don't want to do brew in a thermos or in a water bath, you can use a completely simple way. Put 1 teaspoon of crushed fruit in a glass, pour boiling water, stir, infuse 7 minutes, drink instead of tea.
The infusion can be applied at elevated and reduced pressure, for colds and viral infections, as a diuretic, cholagogue, for promoting immunity in the season of colds and viral diseases, in diseases of the cardiovascular system, gastritis with low acidity.
Contraindications are diseases of the gastrointestinal tract with high acidity, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, colitis, enterocolitis, a tendency to allergic reactions. Children under one year, the decoction of rose hips is contraindicated.