HOW TO MAKE ROSEHIP TEA: HEALTH BENEFITS AND RECIPE
Looking forward to a natural remedy to improve the immune system? Here we have one for you: Rosehip tea. The tangy-sweet hips lend a tart, citrus flavor and red color to tea, which is significant in color healing.
It has a delicate aroma and provides such pretty additions to herbal teas that naturopathic healers claim them to be mood elevators that provoke the heart chakra.
What is Rosehip?
Common Names: Dog rose, Persian rose
Rose hips are the fruits of a rose plant especially the Persian rose plants. Rose hips form after bees have pollinated the rose flower, so it is important not to remove the dead flower heads from your rose bushes if you want beautiful rose hips to develop and ripen.
Not all roses produce hips, as a lot of roses are bred to have tightly packed petal formations and as a result, pollinating insects are unable to access the flower.
Health Benefits of Rosehip Tea
1) Rosehip tea is a great source of vitamin C. There is about twenty times more vitamin C in rose hips than there is in oranges.
2) Since Vitamin C helps maintain a healthy immune system and rosehip tea helps to prevent colds and flu.
3) Rosehip tea is rich in antioxidants and vitamins. It contains vitamin E, vitamin B1, calcium, and magnesium as well as flavonoids (antioxidants). The antioxidant properties of rosehip tea also help reduce stress and stimulate blood circulation.
4) Rosehip tea is used as an anti-inflammatory and can help reduce the pain of arthritis. The study has shown that it also constricts and bind soft tissue and are used to check internal and external secretions like diarrhoea and bleeding
How To Make Rosehip Tea
1) 1½ cup of water
2) Fresh Rosehips/ dried loose leaf rosehip tea
Fresh Rosehip Tea
1) If you are using fresh rosehips to make tea, snap the stems off each hip and then remove the dark furry top of each hip with a knife. Cut four hips in half and remove the seeds and hairs with a teaspoon.
2) Place them in a small saucepan with 1½ cups of water and simmer for ten to fifteen minutes.
3) Strain into a teacup and enjoy a gently flavored cup of fresh rosehip tea.
Dried Loose Leaf Rosehip Tea
1) For a stronger taste, use dried rose hips. Place 1 teaspoon of dried rose hips in a saucepan with 1½ cups of water, cover, and simmer for ten to fifteen minutes.
2) Strain into a teacup and serve hot.
This is a deliciously sweet, almost caramel-tasting tea to help keep colds away.