Rosehip is one of the healthiest fruits and is recommended for people of all ages, including even infants from six months. Rosehips contain the largest amount of ascorbic acid (10 times more than black currant and 50 times more than lemon). Rosehip also contains vitamins P, B, K, carotene, pectins, organic acids, tannins, trace elements. Decoctions and infusions from its fruits have anti-inflammatory, regenerating, hematopoietic properties, increase the general resistance of the body of children and improve metabolism. Rosehip is used in the form of decoctions, infusions and teas.
The easiest way to make rosehip tea is to brew it in a thermos. For this, whole fruits are placed in a thermos and poured with boiling water at the rate of 1 tablespoon of fruits in a glass of boiling water. Then the rose hips are insisted in a thermos for 6-8 hours. When the tea is well infused, it needs to be filtered. Chopped berries can be used instead of whole berries. In this case, the infusion time is significantly reduced: 20-30 minutes are enough for making tea.
Of course, in order to fully extract the beneficial properties of rose hips, it is better to prepare an infusion or decoction from it. To make such a decoction, put 2 tablespoons of chopped fruits in a glass jar and pour two glasses of boiling water. Place this jar in a pot of boiling water and keep it in a water bath for 15 minutes. Then remove the jar from the pot and refrigerate the broth at room temperature for 45-60 minutes. Squeeze through cheesecloth. It is necessary to take such a decoction, observing the dosage prescribed by the doctor.
The infusion can be prepared in the following way. Place the jar with crushed and boiled rose hips in a water bath for 30 minutes. The proportions of water and rose hips are the same as in the preparation of the broth. Without cooling, strain the infusion through cheesecloth and add hot boiled water to it to restore the original volume of liquid.