Rosehip (crushed hip) Tea

Rosehip is a rich natural source of vitamin C and has anti inflammatory properties.

Certified Organic Australian grown, in Tasmania by Highland Herbs Tasmania.

Herb Info / Uses


AU$ 16.55 tax incl.

Botanical Name: Rose spp. Rosa canina, Rosa rubiginosa

Plant Family: Rosaceae

Plant description: Both species are native to Europe and Western Asia. Dog Rose (Rosa canina) is a climbing, trailing shrub to 5 m tall but often smaller. The stems have large backward curving thorns. The leaves are alternate, pinnate, with 5-7 leaflets ovate to elliptic with toothed margins. Flowers are pink or white, five petalled and in small groups at the ends of branches. The fleshy fruit is scarlet when ripe and the sepals fall off the mature hip. Sweet Briar (Rosa rubiginosa) is similar to Dog Rose but it is shorter, up to 3 m but often smaller. The stems have different sized thorns and prickles on them. The fruit is larger than that of the Dog Rose with little prickles on the stalks and sometimes on the hip. The sepals remain attached to the hip when it is ripe.

 

Part used: Fruit (Hip).

Harvest: After the first frosts when the hips ripen, turning red.

Active Constituents: Ascorbic acids, flavonoids, fruit acids, mucilage, tannins, carotenoids.

Energetics: Sour, astringent, heating.

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, astringent, nutritive, mild laxative, mild diuretic.

Uses: Rosehip historically has been used for gastritis, diarrhoea, osteoarthritis (higher doses), vitamin C deficiency.

Dosage: Decoction – boil one teaspoon of dried hip in two cups of water for ten minutes in a covered pot. Drink up to one cup three times daily. Fluid Extract (1:5) – 20–40/week.

Cautions: None known.

Interactions: None known.

Certified Organic Australian grown, in Tasmania by Highland Herbs Tasmania.