The benefits of rosehip syrup for adults and children
There are a large number of syrups made from natural ingredients, but one of the most useful is rose hips. Rosehip is a representative of the pink family, looks like a tea rose with terry petals. It has been used in medicine since ancient times, because all parts of the plant are useful.
The healing properties of syrup for diseases
Rosehip syrup contains numerous useful elements that positively affect the human body. In this list were:
- vitamins P and C;
- malic and citric acids;
- anthocyanins and many other elements.
The healing properties of the syrup are extensive:
- diuretic - helps in the fight against swelling of the legs, with high pressure, kidney problems;
- stimulates human immunityhelping to fight colds and viruses;
- restorative - when using syrup, hair, nails are strengthened, the skin becomes more elastic;
- restorative - the body is saturated with useful vitamin C, as a result of which the skin condition improves, fragility of hair and nails is eliminated;
- anti-inflammatory - allows you to remove inflammatory processes of any degree;
- antibacterial - expressed in promoting the rapid healing of open wounds.
Scientists appreciate this plant for its ability to heal bone tissue and anesthetize an injured site. In addition, rosehip has an excellent effect on brain activity, as it improves blood circulation.
How to make syrup at home
Rosehip syrup can be bought at any pharmacy, but it will retain a greater number of useful properties when prepared independently, since no preservatives and various chemical elements are added at home. The tool can be prepared in different ways: from the petals of a plant or using dried leaves. In addition, you can prepare therapeutic jam using rose hips.
Did you know? One of the oldest plants of the pink family on earth is the wild rose, growing in Germany in one of the cathedrals. His age is at least four hundred years. The trunk girth of this plant is 50 centimeters, and the length is 13 meters.
To prepare a home remedy based on fresh rosehip petals, you will need:
- clear water: 1 l;
- rosehip petals fresh: 50 g;
- sugar: 800 g.
From such a small amount of ingredients, you can create an excellent healthy and tasty remedy. In order for it to be useful and have the correct consistency, one important condition must be met - the fire must be weak. Rosehip should be used, as it has a large number of useful vitamins and minerals.
Did you know? In the modern world there are more than 400 species of rose hips, and the varieties of this plant are even more than forty thousand, however, less than a hundred grow on the territory of the Russian Federation, including those types of rose hips that are not found anywhere else in the world, except for the Russian Federation.
Petals should be collected immediately before cooking, otherwise they will fade and lose their beneficial properties. They are pre-washed and dried thoroughly, spreading on a terry towel so that it quickly absorbs moisture. Before processing the petals, boil the syrup.
Water should boil with sugar until it is completely dissolved, after which you should add the petals and boil them for another 5-10 minutes. Then the syrup is removed from the heat, left to cool and infuse for 12 hours. After this, you should pass the product through a sieve and once again fully boil.Slightly viscous liquid should be immediately distributed to the banks and closed, but only if you are cooking for the winter.
Dried Rosehip Syrup
The method of preparing syrup from dried rosehip leaves is also quite simple. To do this, you will need:
- water: 500 ml;
- dry rosehip leaves: 1 kg;
- sugar: 1 kg;
- citric acid: 0.2 tsp
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Leaves for the preparation of tinctures are not removed from the branches and dried directly into the water. Sugar syrup should be boiled, and then dry leaves are added to it. After boiling, the liquid should be filtered through a sieve and put on the burner again.
Important! If in the manufacture of the product from the petals, the initially filtered liquid is previously cooled, then the syrup from the dry leaves is boiled a second time immediately after filtering.
It is very important to cover the product after the second boil and leave for two hours. Then add lemon, strain the liquid again and bring to a viscosity over low heat. Then you can pour it into banks and close it. This syrup is best diluted before use. In order to diversify the taste of this brew, you can add ginger or cinnamon at the time of cooking, and to increase the healing properties - melissa or mint.
Instructions for use of syrup
This medicine is taken orally no more than an hour before meals. Adults and children over the age of fourteen should drink this medicine no more than 3 times a day, one teaspoon each. Depending on the reduction in age, the dosage is reduced to 0.25 teaspoon of the drug 2-3 times a day.
An indication for the use of rosehip tinctures is the comprehensive treatment of diseases such as:
- liver problems
- violation of the excretion of bile.
People with liver problems, namely cirrhosis, hepatitis, cholecystitis, biliary dyskinesia and many others, as well as with vitamin deficiency or an excess of vitamins, should use the drug 2-3 times a day immediately before eating. Dosage may be increased after consultation with your doctor.
Important! If you need to use rose hip syrup during lactation, you should stop lactation.
The dosage of the drug for children differs from the conditions for admission for adults:
- Children who have not reached the age of three at the time of taking the drug, it is undesirable to use it.
- Children from 3 to 6 years old should take the medicine 2-3 times a day for 1/4 teaspoon of syrup, half an hour before meals.
- Children from 6 to 14 years old - 2-3 times a day for half a teaspoon of syrup.
The dosage and treatment period should be determined by the attending physician to avoid undesirable consequences in the form of an allergy.
- It is forbidden to use the drug:
- during pregnancy;
- in acute kidney disease;
- in the presence of an allergic reaction to constituent components;
- with thrombophlebitis;
- with hyperacid gastritis;
Excessive use of rose hips can harm the pancreas, which is a consequence of jaundice. There is a contraindication for pregnant women to avoid undesirable difficulties during childbirth, although after conducting clinical studies it was proved that there are very few side effects from the syrup. In a number of cases, the development of urticaria, the appearance of an unwanted rash, itching, and redness of the skin were observed.
Rosehip has long been used in the treatment and prevention of diseases, as well as in cosmetology and today helps in the fight against many diseases.If there is no individual intolerance to the remedy, syrup can be used to restore and maintain health, without forgetting to consult with your doctor first.