Rose hips are an extremely healthy fruit. Of all the fruit, they contain the most vitamin C.
As we know, vitamin C is very necessary for many of the processes that take place in our body. Therefore, it needs to be obtained daily with various foods that contain it, or through nutritional supplements.
In addition to playing an important role in many processes in the body, vitamin C strengthens the immune system, promotes better absorption of minerals, especially iron. In addition to containing huge amounts of vitamin C, rosehip:
- helps the lungs function better;
- rosehip is a very good helper in the presence of asthma;
- when we are too tired;
- with anemia;
- with high blood pressure.
We're going to tell you how to make rosehip water - a very easy way to get all the benefits of rosehip water at once.
How to make rosehip water
Rosehip water is made very easily. You will only need a handful of rose hips and water and also a little time for the rose hips to soak in the water. The rose hips must be washed very well, then they must be separated and this is done with the help of scissors or pliers. They are then placed in water that should cover them and they're left to soak overnight.
In the morning, the rosehip water is ready for consumption. However, its taste is slightly sour and astringent. It does not have to go through heat treatment and this preserves all the amount of vitamin C;
- In addition to consumption, rosehip water can also be used as a facial tonic. When you apply it on your face, you will feel a slight sting, but it will give your skin a momentary brightening effect;
- You must use only fresh rose hips to make this water, because fresh rose hips contain much more vitamin C than dried ones;
- To make this water, you don't need mineral water, but tap water. After soaking the rose hips in a container of water, it should be covered with a cloth and left like that for 1 night;
- Vitamin C, which is contained in the rose hips, neutralizes the chlorine that is contained in the tap water;
- You only need 1.8 oz (50 g) of rose hips and 4 cups (1 liter) of water.
Among the benefits of rose water is that it provides the body with vitamins A, B6, minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, essential fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6.
Have a look at how to dry rose hips.