The best way to collect rosehip is when the weather is dry and then put it to dry and use it dried. Half-mature rosehip is better than overripe and green because it has more vitamins.
Fresh rosehips are juicy, smooth, and red whereas dried rosehip is dark red, a bit wrinkly, and hard. Rosehip, as many of you probably already know, has a sour, yet pleasant and sharp taste. The plant can grow up to 10 feet and it is picked up once the flowers have bloomed and the petals have fallen off.
Nowadays, we can find a lot of different rosehip products, including oils, tea, jams, syrup, wine, marmalade, jelly, etc. And, of course, they can be consumed raw- however, with caution (avoid the hairs inside the fruit).
Let us find out more about this amazing plant…
The Nutritional Profile of Rosehip
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin K
- Citric acid
- Malic acid
What about Rosehip Juice?
When you make juice from rosehip, you get a delicious and healthy beverage which strengthens the immune system and it is rich in nutrients. What’s more, when used together with avocado, it can be of great aid as a natural cure for anemia, atherosclerosis, and high blood pressure.
Moreover, when you use them simultaneously, rosehip and blackcurrant juice may be of great aid to relieve liver illness. Combine it with pomegranate juice to relieve colds, as well as upper respiratory tract diseases, tuberculosis, and bronchitis.
Rosehip for a Healthier Skin
Did you know that rosehip oil can help you relieve acne, scars, and minor burns? What’s more, as it has astringent properties, it will not dry the skin, but on the contrary, it will rehydrate it and moisturize it properly. Regular consumption of rosehip tea is also beneficial for the health of the skin because of the vitamin A which it offers.
It will help the skin regenerate new cells and speed up the healing of scars and wounds. And, it will keep the skin elastic and nourished. When regularly consumed, it will lower the risk of fine lines, wrinkles, etc.
Rosehip Strengthens the Immunity
Since it is rich in vitamin C, rosehip is highly effective for a stronger immunity. This vitamin will stimulate the white blood cells and as it is a potent antioxidant, it will aid the body in the fight against free radicals. Thanks to the vitamin A, you will also be protected from bacterial and viral infections.