Rosehip - a storehouse of vitamins
 In nature, everything according to the rules: after winter comes spring, after spring - summer and autumn comes after summer. Autumn - is the time when many summer fruits still just ripen. For example, in September and October rose hips ripen. Red, purple, orange - they gaze and so beckon.

Rosehip belongs to the genus of wild plants of the family Pink. The most common is the Rosa majalis. Shrubs usually reach a height of from 1 to 5 meters, shoots covered with spines. Flowering wild rose pale pink flowers, the fruit is slightly oval or spherical, with a lot of nuts inside.

Fruits are best collected at the stage of full maturity, but have time to freeze, and then zasushivat (in a dryer or furnace). Keep in a glass container, away from sunlight, covered with gauze and cover the neck. You can also in canvas bags. Do not keep the fruit in plastic bags - they just zaplesneveyut.

The composition of rosehip includes various vitamins (mostly vitamin C), bioactive substances, organic acids, essential oils, trace elements (manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, calcium), pectin, carotene, tannins and other. Ascorbic acid in the berries is 10 times more than in black currants. And surprisingly, 50 times more than the lemon, rosehip is why so valuable to medicine. It has anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, diuretic, vitamin, reduces capillary fragility and stimulates the regenerating activity of the organism.

Rose hips are usually used for making tea, jelly, syrups and juices. They can be eaten fresh and dried. From petals make jam is used in the liquor-vodka production and essential oil industry.

 Rosehip - a storehouse of vitamins
 We are treated rosehip
In autumn, when the human body is exposed to colds, wild rose would be the best healer. Prepare tea or a decoction of rose hips   and drink before going to bed for prevention. Also recommended for colds, general weakness, and fever. You'll need the following ingredients: rose hip - Article 5. tablespoons of crushed berries and water - 1 liter, sugar - to taste. Cook over low heat for about 10 minutes, then let stand for 10 minutes and strain. You can drink, and hot and cold. Sugar is added to taste, you can substitute honey.

Infusions from the hips are used in folk medicine for the treatment of scarlet fever, tuberculosis, inflammation of the kidneys, in diseases of the stomach, intestines and liver. A decoction of the fruit shown to increase hemoglobin. Medical preparations on the basis of rose hips help with beriberi, treatment of scurvy, anemia, atherosclerosis, hypertension and bleeding. Seed oil is prepared, which has anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties.

Fresh flower petals used in suppuration of eyes . Suffice petals 100 g and 1 cup of water. Cooking infusion for 4 hours, employed in the form of lotions.

For the treatment of eczema and boils use ointment from the petals of rose hips . Fresh or dried petals have boiled for 20 minutes in honey in the ratio 1: 1 in a water bath. The mass is cooled and applied 3 times a day for 10 minutes on the affected skin.

Rosehip Beauty
In cosmetology dog ​​rose and found his place. Infusions of the petals tones and refreshes, mask of rose hips soften and nourish with vitamins.

- Nourishing mask for dry skin . Ingredients: 1 tbsp. spoon hips, 1 cup of boiling water, 1 tbsp. Spoon cottage cheese. Berries grind, remove seeds, pour boiling water and cook for 10 minutes over low heat. Broth strain, pulp rub with cream cheese and 1 tbsp. spoon broth. The finished mass apply on face and after 15 minutes remove with cotton pads soaked in excess broth. Face rinse water.

- The mask of rose hips for normal skin . Ingredients: 5 ripe grapes, 1 tbsp. spoon broth from the hips, 1 tbsp. tablespoon of low-fat sour cream. All products mix and grind in the overall weight applied to the face and wash off after 15 minutes.

- Masks of wild rose for oily skin.   Well cleanses the pores. Ingredients: 1 tbsp. spoon the juice extracted from the ripe berries rose hips, 1 tbsp. Spoon frayed ripe cranberries (or cranberries), wheat flour. Mix all the products and the resulting mass Apply on the face, after 15 minutes, rinse with cool water.

- Mask to lighten freckles . Ingredients: 2 tbsp. tablespoons fresh leaves of the plant, ½ cup of boiling water, 1 tbsp. spoon of cucumber juice, ½ art. Spoon sour cream. The leaves are crushed, pour boiling water and insist a sealed container for 15 minutes. Strain the pulp of the leaves mixed with juice and sour cream. Apply weight to age spots or freckles on 20 minutes, then remove with cotton pads soaked in the infusion of rose hips.

Tonic Hair Mask . Ingredients: 2 tbsp. spoons of rose hips, 1 cup of boiling water, 1 tbsp. tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tbsp. Spoon oatmeal. Rosehip pour boiling water and infuse for 30 minutes. Strain. Only 2 tbsp. spoon infusion mixed with lemon juice and flour. The mask is evenly distributed through the hair after 20 minutes rinse with regular shampoo.

Buy rosehips
If you do not have time to gather and prepare rose hips, they can be purchased at pharmacies. One package of dry fruits is an average of 30 to 70 rubles. Rosehip oil - 130-200 rubles for a bottle of 50 ml. A bottle of 250 ml syrup will cost you an average of 70 rubles.
Author: Alesya Marchenko