For a long time, the dog rose is considered not only beautiful, but also a very useful shrub of the Rosaceae family. It is not for nothing that the people call it a wild rose.
The shrub height can be up to two meters. At the beginning of summer, when white or pink flowers appear on the bush, it is impossible to take your eyes off the rose hips. Small brownish-red fruits only ripen in early autumn. The dog rose in the photo during the flowering period and during the ripening period of the fruit looks very beautiful. Moreover, in different periods it has individual beauty.
There are more than fifty species of rose hips, but they all have the most valuable medicinal properties.
Ripe fruits of the plant contain a large amount of vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin P, B vitamins, carotene, and vitamin E. Therefore, it is considered a multivitamin. In a smaller amount, rosehip contains other useful substances, thanks to which it has a tonic, choleretic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect.
Therefore, rose hips are used to treat various diseases, as well as to prevent them.
A decoction, infusion, powder, extract, syrup are prepared from ripe or dried rose hips, which help with atherosclerosis, anemia, liver stones, exhaustion of the body, uterine bleeding, decreased gastric secretion and other diseases.
Rosehip oil effectively heals skin wounds. It can also be used by nursing mothers to treat nipple cracks.
Despite the valuable uniqueness of rose hips, it cannot be used for hypertension, stroke, peptic ulcer disease, as well as a tendency to thrombosis.