Rosehip: useful properties of dogrose and its use in medicine

Rosehip - a perennial plant of the family is pink, popularly it is called a wild rose. Ripe rose hips are harvested to frost, since even small frosts destroy their beneficial properties.

Rosehip surprises with its useful properties - the content of substances necessary for human health, this plant is superior to any other fruits and berries.

Useful properties of dogrose



The hips are rich in vitamin C. By its content, lemons (40 times less) and black currants (10 times less) will not equal with it. Therefore, tea or a decoction of rosehip is used to improve immunity, general strengthening, prevention of acute respiratory infections and influenza in the cold season.

By the amount of carotene, the rose hips are inferior to sea buckthorn, apricot, persimmon and carrots.

Useful properties of dogrose are based on vitamins A, E, K, P, group B. It is rich in trace elements: potassium, calcium, iron, sodium, magnesium, copper, manganese, chromium. Pectins, sugars, tannins, essential oils, organic acids, which are part of the rosehip, are very important for human life.

Rosehip shows its useful properties in the treatment:

  • kidney,

  • organs of digestion,

  • different inflammatory processes.


  • This plant destroys pathogenic bacteria.

    The use of dogrose in folk medicine



    Useful properties of rose hips have an astringent effect, and oil, obtained from its seeds, is used as an anti-inflammatory and healing agent. It is applied to ulcers, wounds, ulcers, eczema.

    Successfully successful dog rose is used for problems with blood vessels, treatment of hypertension, disorders of the genitourinary system. Official medicine recommends dogrose as a diuretic and cholagogue. It helps with cholecystitis, anemia, cholelithiasis, improves metabolism.

    Alcohol tincture of rose hips increases the pressure, and water infusion - lowers.

    For expectant mothers, the regular use of decoction or tea from rose hips is the prevention and treatment of viral and colds. In addition, during pregnancy, dog rose unloads the kidneys, since it has an easy diuretic effect. But everything should be in moderation, so that the kidneys cope with the load.

    To prepare the infusion of dog rose correctly, you need to observe the proportions and the time of infusion. The proportions should be 1:10 i.е. 100 grams of dog rose (4 tablespoons) - a liter of water. If the fruits take an entire infusion time should be 12 hours, if they are crushed - enough 7 hours. Insist the dog rose in the thermos.

    To prepare a decoction fruit of wild rose boil an hour in a closed container, adding water to the original volume if necessary, and then insisting for 12 hours.

    In the form of a true dog rose can be used for weight loss. Infusion should be taken daily, 3 or 4 times a day for 30 minutes before meals, the course from 2 weeks to a month.

    Rosehip is a very useful plant, but it also has contraindications. It is contraindicated in people who suffer from peptic ulcer and gastritis. Rosehip increases blood coagulability, so it can not be taken with endocarditis, thrombophlebitis, heart failure. With prolonged intake of preparations from the hips, the insulin apparatus of the pancreas is suppressed. Syrup of dog rose causes bloating.

    After taking the dogrose inside, the mouth should be rinsed with water so that the acids contained in it do not destroy the tooth enamel.