Blended with hibiscus, buds, petals and the fruit of rose plants are generally used as components for herbal tea which is a rich source of Vitamins A and B complex, C, D, E and P, as well as silica, potassium, sodium, calcium and iron. It is believed that one cup of strong rosehip tea has more Vitamin C than twelve oranges. Health benefits of such tea are essential as well, since it has proven effective in purifying the body's blood, easing headaches and dizziness.
A popular tea alternative, herbal tea or tisane is herbal infusion that, unlike real tea varieties, is not made from the Camellia sinensis leaves. Herbal teas are generally made of dried or fresh flowers, roots, seeds or leaves, by pouring boiling water over the plant and letting it steep for several minutes. The tea is then strained, sweetened and served. One of the most popular herbal tea varieties, hibiscus enjoys wide popularity in the Middle East, consumed cold or hot. It is also widely reputed in Okinawa, with the natives associating Hibiscus with longevity.
For thousands of years, strong rosehip tea has been a favorite drink of Native Americans, who valued it for high content of vitamin C: about 1,700mg in 100g of dried rosehip. After the tea is finished, hips were added to soups or stews, as there was too much nutrition to let it go to waste.
Known for its pinkish color and a tangy tart flavor, strong rosehip tea is rich in minerals, copper, silicon, cobalt and phosphorous, and also contains tannin, carotene, pectin, mallic acid and citric acid. It balances viscosity and flow of the arteries and veins to ensure a better blood circulation. Rosehips are also ideal for dental work, aneurysms, thrombosis or clotting, tissue destruction and trauma. It impact is essential on circulation, immune system and lymphatic.
Strong rosehip tea is a wonderful tonic for the kidneys when consumed at least three times a day. In summer, such tea is an excellent refreshing and restorative drink. Just keep a jug of rosehip tea in refrigerator with added lemon and sweetener. To make strong rosehip tea, you'll need nearly five rosehips per cup of water and steep them for ten minutes. Frequently rosehips are included in herbal blends, like hibiscus, but can be purchased in bags that contain crushed pod pieces.
Today the natural approach to human health is becoming increasingly popular, yet it shouldn't replace conventional medicine. And despite the fact the strong rosehip tea, as well as other herbal infusions is regarded as health beneficial, certain safety measures must be taken. Thus, you should use the herbal material only if you are sure it is really the herb in question. It is not recommended to constantly drink the same infusion.
Consume it for ten days at maximum and then skip five days. One cup of herbal infusion per day is recommended, except for acute periods, like flue or cold, when you can have it three times a day for a maximum of four days. While using herbal remedies, attention should be paid to their powerful impact.
Should you notice some side effects, stop using the herbal infusion immediately and consult your health practitioner.