Why is rosehip useful and harmful: 

the effect of berries on the human body? Rosehip is popularly called "wild rose". After its petals fly around, a red fruit grows, rich in substances useful for the body. Many diseases can be cured with the help of rose hips. And can he harm the body? 

How to collect rose hips? 

Traditional healers believe that not only berries, but also petals, leaves, twigs, and roots are useful in wild rose. Its benefits are recognized by supporters of both formal and alternative medicine.

Rosehip berries should be picked in September-October, immediately after the first small frosts. 

The collected berries must be rinsed well and dried. You can do this naturally, or you can dry them in an oven or dryer. The roots of the "wild rose" are usually dug up in winter, after the first snow falls. Only mature roots need to be collected, the young ones remain in the ground. They must be dug in so that the shrub can continue to grow and bear fruit.

The branches are cut in the spring, you need to have time to do this before the buds bloom. The shoots must be cut off partially, otherwise it can damage the plant. The branches, along with the buds, must be dried and ground into powder.

 Useful properties of rose hips : 

  1. Improves immunity, increases the body's resistance to various infections. 
  2. It disinfects well. 
  3. It is an invigorating and tonic agent. 
  4. Has anti-inflammatory effect. 
  5. It is a good natural diuretic, stimulates frequent urination . 
  6. Heals minor wounds.
  7.  Capable of stopping blood. 
  8. Disperses bile. 
  9. Indicated for pregnant and lactating women. Restores the body after a long illness. Normalizes blood pressure. 
  10. Normalizes the work of the cardiovascular system (consultation with a doctor is required before use).

Can rose hips harm the body? 

Despite the obvious benefits, rose hips can be harmful to the body. Contraindications to the use of rose hips

  • Contains a large amount of ascorbic acid  This does not always have a positive effect on the work of organs and their systems.
  •  Rosehip irritates the gastric mucosa, therefore it is contraindicated for people with gastrointestinal diseases,
  • For people with gastritis, eating fruits should be kept to a minimum.
  •  A concentrated infusion of berries has a detrimental effect on tooth enamel,
  •  After taking the broth, rinse your mouth. You need to drink it, first diluting it with water.
  •  Increases the risk of blood clots. 
  • Those prone to thrombosis should not get carried away with the fruits of the "wild rose". 
  • Wild rose berries raise blood pressure, People with hypotension should give up the frequent use of the decoction, otherwise the pressure may drop to critically low levels.
  •  Excessive consumption of beverages that contain these fruits can adversely affect liver function, In rare cases, the use of rose hips provokes jaundice. 
  • Rosehip berries make it difficult to use the toilet and can lead to constipation. For people who already suffer from such problems, it is better to completely abandon berries.
  •  People who suffer from citrus allergies should be very careful to consume the fruit.

 Rosehip is a useful plant that is used in various fields of medicine. Its excessive and uncontrolled use is fraught with consequences, so you need to know when to stop