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Rosehips Tea

Rosehips tea has been around for a very long time. Because of the very high vitamin C content in rosehips (along with other vitamins, minerals, fruit acids and tannins), rosehips are considered to be an energizer.

Rosehips are also rich in flavonoids, which help strengthen your body's capillaries. In case you were wondering what rosehips are, they are accessory fruits normally red or orange and swollen looking.

Rosehip Tea - History

Rosehips tea has been used in Scandinavia for a very long time. By itself, this tea has a bit of tart, sour and sweet flavour. To improve its taste and color, it is often mixed with hibiscus, which gives the tea a hint of a lemon flavor. Rosehips are often mixed with a variety of herbal teas.

How to Prepare Rosehip Tea

Do not boil rosehips because it will destroy the vitamin C in them. Instead, make rosehip tea as an infusion. Also, you should remove the hairs from the rosehips or use a strainer fine enough to filter out the hairs.

Avoid making tea from rosehips that were sprayed with chemicals. If you collect your own rosehips, remove the seeds before drying them or using them in tea.

Rosehips Tea - Benefits

The extent of benefits gained from drinking rosehip tea will vary from one person to the next but here is a list of common ailments that rosehips tea can help treat or improve:

  • Colds and flu
  • Diarrhea
  • Gingivitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Tendency to bruise easily
  • Urinary tract infection

The tea store I recommend sells two herbal teas that contain rosehip: Berry Blast and Dewy Cherry Tea. Feel free to experiment with their herbal tea sampler kit. Buy Adagio's Herbal Sampler.

For information on teas other than rosehips tea, click here.

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Note: You should consult a professional health care provide before self medicating and the information contained on this page is for information purposes only and does not replace consultation with a doctor or other health care specialist.