If you have stocked the dog rose for the winter, properly dried it and store it in a dry place, then rest assured that in the winter no colds will be terrible for you. How to brew a dogrose and drink, so that it brings the maximum benefit? We will discuss this in detail in our article.
The most vitamin wild berry
On the healing properties of berries "dog rose" people know from ancient times. Our ancestors also collected it, dried it for the winter and then brewed teas and decoctions. Today, the usefulness of dogrose has been scientifically proven - it contains a large number of microelements and vitamins necessary for the body.
Useful properties of dog rose:
- These berries contain a very large amount of vitamin C, which is also called ascorbic acid. According to the degree of vitamin C with rosehip, only black currant and exotic fruits of actinidia can be compared. If you compare it with the popular lemon lemon, then in the last ascorbic acid it is less than 50 times less than in the dog rose.
- Ascorbic acid, which is very much in the dog rose, perfectly helps to assimilate such an important trace element as iron. But it is because of its lack in the body that iron deficiency anemia develops in man.
- In the hips, enough vitamins are present. Among them - P, A, K, E, as well as some B vitamins.
- A high content of trace elements useful for the organism. These are calcium and iron, manganese and potassium, phosphorus and magnesium, cobalt, copper, chromium and others.
What diseases heals?
Rosehip is recommended for colds and viral infections, with kidney stones, because it has an excellent diuretic effect, with diseases of the cardiovascular system. Also, it is an excellent cholagogue and helps with gastritis with low acidity.
Tannins that are present in the dogrose, pectins, essential oil, and also organic acids are very useful in certain diseases of the immune system and the gastrointestinal tract.
Tincture of rosehip perfectly neutralizes and removes the body of uric acid salts. It works well on the body with such a disease as gout. Traditional medicine has long and successfully used a decoction of dogrose to treat this ailment.
Hips of wild rose are rich in substances that have antioxidant properties. But it is antioxidants that excrete free radicals from the body, which constantly arise. A large number of free radicals in the body provokes the development of cancer. Therefore, dogrose is indispensable in the prevention of cancer diseases.
To maximally preserve all the healing properties of this berry, you need to know how to brew the dog rose for immunity correctly, so as not to negate all the benefits.
Only not boiling water
How to brew a dogrose for immunity, in order to preserve all vitamins and trace elements? This task should be approached responsibly, because improper brewing can significantly reduce the utility of this decoction.
Brew the rose hip for immunity you can so skillfully that save all the useful substances. So, if you need to improve immunity, you need to prepare a medicinal drug in the following way.
- Take the dried berries and shovel them in a mortar so that 2 tablespoons of dry mixture are obtained. It is very important to do this procedure immediately before brewing, because vitamin C, which is very much in the dog-rose, quickly oxidizes and loses its useful properties when it comes into contact with air.
- Then take 2 cups of boiled water and heat it to about 85 degrees. To bring water to a boil is not recommended, since at this temperature, vitamin C will break down. Add the crushed rosehip mixture to the hot water, cover the container with a lid and put it on the water bath for 15-20 minutes. After this, you need to allow time for the broth to cool.
- Strain the broth through a strainer or gauze - and it is ready for use. Due to the fact that the dogrose was not filled with boiling water, it retained a sufficiently high content of vitamin C. To further enhance the healing effect, you can add honey to your taste.
The thermos will come to the rescue
If for you the recipe of preparation on a water bath is combined, it is possible to weld a dogrose in a thermos. This method is used by many: the drug, infused in this device, is saturated.
How to brew a dogrose for immunity in a thermos bottle? If you need to quickly prepare a decoction, it is still less than 3 hours, it will not work. So consider these time limits and prepare the broth beforehand.
Take 2 tablespoons dried berries, mine them, remove the hairs and leaves. We crush the berries with a knife, and it is best to pass them through a meat grinder. The crushed rosehip will give away a lot more vitamins than whole berries. We fall asleep this mixture in a thermos in volume of 1 liter and we pour slightly cooled by boiling water (water should be below 90 degrees). We close the thermos lid and let it brew for 3 hours. After this time, the product is ready for use. If you drink it for disease prevention, you can add honey to taste. If you plan to take a broth of dogrose for medicinal purposes, it is better to use it in pure form.
If you want to not get sick in the winter, be sure to carefully study how to brew the dogrose and drink it properly.
We maintain infusion day
Brewing rose hips in a thermos is recommended if you want to get a useful therapeutic drink that is used for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. We take dried berries at the rate of 1 tablespoon per half-liter of water. We grind them and fill them with boiling water. For maximum benefit, it is recommended to insist the remedy without opening the thermos, at least 12 hours, or even better - a day.
"But what about vitamin C?" - you ask. It will collapse from such a long heat treatment. Indeed, almost nothing remains of ascorbic acid. But in the infusion will pass cinnamon and oxycoric acid. It is these useful substances that improve the functioning of the gallbladder and help the bile in the body to produce a better quality. This infusion is very useful in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
A great drink instead of tea
"How to brew the dogrose for immunity to the child?" - ask mothers who want to do the prevention of viral infections and raising immunity. We advise you to apply the two methods described above: either in a water bath or in a thermos for 3-5 hours. Remember that a child such a decoction can give no more than three glasses a day. Be sure to adhere to the following rule: a glass of infusion can be drunk either half an hour before a meal, or an hour after a meal. It is not recommended to eat it while eating, so that other foods do not level their useful properties.
You can offer a faster version of how to brew the dogrose for immunity to children. 1 teaspoon dried berries crushed, pour a glass of boiling water and let it brew for 5-7 minutes. After that, having filtered the received tea, it is possible to drink it.
Do not forget that:
- decoction of dog rose can not be given to children who have not turned one year old;
- it is not recommended to drink rosehips to those who have gastritis, colitis, stomach ulcers or intestines;
- is contraindicated in children who have allergic reactions.
Do not think that a decoction of rose hips can be drunk in liters and every day. No! This only harm your health. After all, in this drink - a lot of useful active substances that will encourage your body and make it work better. Therefore stick to this scheme: no more than three glasses of broth a day, half an hour before meals or an hour after. Do not forget about the large amount of vitamin C that can damage your tooth enamel. Therefore, after taking the decoction, rinse the mouth cavity.
After three weeks of regular use of this rosehip, take a break for a week, and then again you can take it.
At what diseases it is not recommended
A large number of nutrients in this berry imposes certain restrictions on the use of decoctions and tea from the dog rose. They are not recommended:
- People who have gastritis or gastrointestinal ulcer. Vitamin C will unnecessarily irritate the mucosa, which can contribute to exacerbation of ailments.
- Patients who have found thrombophlebitis, endocarditis, heart failure. Broth of dog rose increases blood coagulability, which is very dangerous in these diseases.
- Long-term use of infusions of rose hips may contribute to suppression of the insular apparatus in the pancreas.
- Remember that decoction of rose hips lowers blood pressure, so hypotensive patients need to be careful when applying it.