Rosehip is a natural plant «multivitamin complex.» It contains ascorbic acid, vitamin P, carotenoids, pectins, organic acids and a whole host of biologically active substances. Infusion of dog rose is prescribed in the complex therapy of acute chronic and infectious diseases, for general strengthening of the body, during recovery from a disease or operation, under heavy loads and stress, and also for prevention as a natural source of vitamins C and P.
Rosehip mai (Rosa majalis Herrm.), Cinnamon rose (Rosa cinnamomea L.) and other species — shrubs of the Rosaceae family.
Description: All described species of dogrose are shrubs with thin shiny red-brown branches, the nature, shape and size of thorns for different species varies and is a distinctive species trait. Leaves are odd-pinnate, with 5-7 leaves and herbaceous accreted stipules. Flowers are pink or red, more often solitary, less often 2-3 together. Fruits are nuts-shaped, single-seeded, enclosed in spherical or ovoid gipanthii, forming a bright red, round or ovate false fruit. The inner walls of the fetus are covered with hairs, sepals remain on top of the fetus.
Ingredients: rose hips contain ascorbic acid, carotenoids, sugars, flavonoids (kaempferol, quercetin, isokvetsitrin), vitamin E, organic acids and other biologically active substances.
Pharmacological action: rosehip preparations promote the increase of nonspecific resistance of the organism, enhance tissue regeneration and synthesis of hormones, decrease the permeability of the walls of blood vessels, normalize carbohydrate metabolism; have choleretic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, anti-sclerotic and haemostatic properties.
From fresh fruits and petals jam is made, in the form of kissels are assigned to children with various childhood diseases.
The hips are used in food industry and for cosmetic purposes.
Fruits are used to impart spicy tastes to wines, from rose hips are prepared liqueurs, rose water and toilet pink vinegar.