Rose Hip Herb - Herbal Tea
Rose Hip Herb
The Rose Hip, also called Rose Haw is the apple like fruit of the rose plant and unlike apples have a bitter taste.
Rose Hips are commonly used in herbal teas but are also blended with other essential oils for aromatherapy. Rose Hips do contain essential vitamins, fatty acids as well as antioxidants.
Wild Roses have always been plentiful in areas that have water sources near by, such as the western prairies and the Rose Hips provided nutritious food sources for plains people and Native Americans. Rose Hips are higher in vitamin C than oranges and are easily dried to be used all through the winter.
Rose Hip Tea
Herbal Tea Recipes
The dried Rose hips can now be found in most health food stores sold in bulk. Rose Hips are a common additive to herbal teas but can be made alone by boiling 2 tablespoons of dried Rose Hips in 1 pint of water covered for 10 – 15 minutes.
Rose Hip Uses & Herbal Remedies
Rose Hip Tea Benefits
Powdered Rose Hips have been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis conditions. Rose Hip Tea has lots of benefits, here are a few.
Though it may seem strange, because of its high vitamin C content, Rose Hips have recently become a treat food for pet Chinchillas who cannot themselves produce the vitamin.
Rose Hips have traditionally been used to treat colds and influenza, probably due to the high vitamin C content.
Rose Hips have been used to treat diarrhea and urinary tract disorders.
Rose Hip Cautions
People with sickle cell disease should not use Rose Hips.
High amounts of vitamin C can interfere with some anti-coagulant drugs; therefore, use of Rose Hips is not advised if you are taking blood thinners.
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