Rosehip tea is an herbal tea made from rosehip. Rosehip also called rose haw, is the fruits part of the rose plant found in North America. Rosehips are usually red or orange in colour. It can also appear black or deep purple depending on the species.
The rose hips grow after the flowers of rose is successfully pollinated. Rosehips can be found on wild rose plants as well as cultivated at home or in a farm.
The flowers begin to grow in spring or early summer, and get ripe in late summer through autumn.
Uses of Rosehip
Rosehips are used in making lots of products like rosehip tea, beverages, bread, jam, jelly, and wine etc.
You could also eat it raw, but you need to avoid the hairs inside the fruit. The fine hairs found within rosehips serve as itching powder.
The dried rosehips are use for crafts and in making perfume in homes. A few rose species are sometimes grown for the ornamental value of their hips, such as Rosa moyesii.
This fruit is the central ingredient of cockta, a fruity-like soft drink in Slovakia.
Nutrient in Rose hip
Natural Rosehip fruits are mostly rich in vitamin C, which contains 426 mg per 100g.
RP-HPLC assays of fresh rose hips are industrially available. Their production revealed a wide range of L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) content, ranging from 0.03 to 1.3%.
Experts say that Rosehip has in stock of vitamin C, about 40 times more than Orange.
Health Benefits of Rosehip Tea
Reduces Skin Aging
As you already know Rosehip has a high amount of vitamin C. This vitamin plays an important role in the formation of collagen in the skin. They also protect the skin against sun damage.
These two characteristics protect the skin against aging, make the skin tighter and looking more youthful.
Carotenoids beta-carotene and zeaxanthin that found in Rosehip help to stop the breakage of collagen. Vitamin A found in rosehip tea is known to protect the skin against aging.
Rosehip tea has an anti-inflammatory ability that relaxes the stomach’s muscles in that prevent bloating. While the antioxidants help the absorption of nutrients.
In addition, flavonoids help digestive enzymes break down and digest food properly. Saponins prevent stomach upset and diarrhea, and prevent the spread of pathogens to ensure good digestion.
Improve Cardiovascular Health
Rosehip tea has Anti-inflammatory abilities that reduce the Production of inflammation in the blood vessels and arteries. Therefore, helps keep blood pressure in check. This help to prevents several cardiovascular diseases.
Recent studies show that a drink with an added 40 grams of rosehip powder, consumed daily can improve the blood pressure levels in an obese individual. It has also shown significant effects to bring down bad cholesterol levels.
Immune the Body
Nutrients like the Vitamins A and C in rosehip tea are needed to support the immunity of the body by protecting the body from common cold and flu.
The rosehip tea also has antioxidants and flavonoids that keep off free radicals. Vitamin E contained in the tea also fights aging and skin breakage.
Helps Weight Loss
A particular spices of rosehip known as rosa canina plant contains a type of antioxidant called Tiliroside that could be helpful in fat burning.
This was observed in a publication by Dovespress. They studied how moderately fat people reacted to rosehip tea.
32 participants took part in the exercise. More than half of the participants took the rosehip extract while others took the placebo for 12 weeks.
The participants that took the rosehip extract had lower abdominal fat compared to the participants on the placebo medication.
Rosehip tea – How is it made?
Rosehip tea is easy to make. It can be prepare using the below 6 -7 simple steps within a time frame of 15minutes.
Rosehip tea or rosehip herbal tea makes a refreshingly tasty tea. It is made from rosehip, brew with hibiscus flower and are naturally high in vitamin C, A, E and antioxidants.
- Dried rosehips
- Hibiscus flowers or Lime
- Cups water
- A little honey (Optional)
- Get your tea pot, cover it and Place it on a stove to heat up.
- Regulate heat down, and cook the rosehips undisturbed for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Place a bowl under a fine mesh sieve to strain the dried rosehips and hibiscus flower to separate them from the tea.
- Use a fork to mesh the rosehips to squeeze out the juicy extract still trapped in the rose hips.
- Throw away the used up plant material when all the tea has been strained into the bowl.
- Add your honey or any other sweetener if desired. Stir the combine until they are completely dissolved. Transfer the rosehip tea to mugs and serve.
- Hippy!! you just made your first rosehip tea….congrats.
Rosehip tea is easy to make and customizable to suit most tastes. If you would want to make it as ice tea. Pour the rosehip tea concentrate into a jar and place in a refrigerator until it is cold. Bring out and serve chilled while you enjoy your summer evening together with your loved ones.