Rose hip Extract (wild rose) since ancient times serves as a raw material for the preparation of medicinal extracts. The peculiarity of this product is a higher concentration of valuable components, compared to fresh fruits. Rosehip extract has a wide range of effects and is successfully used in modern medicine as a Supplement to the main therapy or for preventive purposes.
Dosage forms, composition, useful properties
In the pharmacy, rosehip fruit extract can be found in the form of:
- granules for suspension preparation;
- dry raw materials (both whole and crushed or powdered).
The composition of the extract is rich:
- vitamins A, B2, ascorbic acid, F, K, P;
- fat and amino acids;
- minerals, among which potassium, copper, iron, manganese, and phosphorus predominate;
- tanning components.
This combination causes the following useful properties of the drug:
- strengthening the body’s defenses;
- tonic effect;
- purifying the circulatory system;
- increased blood clotting;
- strengthening of vascular walls;
- stimulation of metabolic processes;
- active elimination of ” bad ” cholesterol;
- normalization of blood pressure;
- eliminating headaches;
- memory improvement;
- improvement of appetite;
- normalization of the digestive tract, reducing the production of gastric secretions;
- normalization of the liver and gallbladder;
- fill the deficit of vitamins;
- General rejuvenation of the body;
- healing, anti-inflammatory, astringent effect.
Useful information. All parts of the plant are used for medical purposes. The roots are used for gout, rheumatism, digestive problems, leaves – for diseases of the oral cavity, flowers – for colds, and the benefits of fruits are to increase efficiency, activate the immune system.
Indications for use Rose hip
Both liquid and dry extract of rose hips may be useful when:
- reducing the body’s resistance to infectious diseases;
- diseases of the gallbladder or kidneys;
- respiratory diseases, sore throat;
- nervous disorders, depression;
- intoxication symptom.
This herbal remedy can also be used for external pathologies-dermatitis, psoriasis, bedsores, thermal burns, dryness or cracks on the skin.
The special vitamin composition of rosehip allows you to use its extract for cosmetic purposes. Regular use of the extract improves the appearance of the skin, gives it smoothness, elasticity, moisturizes and nourishes, eliminates pigmentation. Using this tool for damaged hair, you can restore their smoothness, Shine, and prevent cross-section of the tips. For therapeutic or preventive purposes, it is allowed to use undiluted extract or add it to the usual cream or shampoo.
Attention! The extract contains a large amount of fatty acids, so its external use is undesirable for boils, as well as for excessive production of skin secretions.
Method of application
Most often, water infusion of wild rose is used at home. To prepare it, about a tablespoon of crushed raw materials (or pharmacy powder) is placed in an enamel container, filled with a glass of hot (but not boiling) water and simmered in a water bath for about 15 minutes. After the liquid is infused for 45 minutes, filtered and boiled water is brought to the original volume. Adults take an infusion of 50-100 ml three times a day. The recommended children’s dose is 30-50 ml. The therapeutic course lasts from two weeks to a month. The syrup is taken 2.5-10 ml, depending on the age of the patient.
Rosehip infusion can also be used in the form of baths, compresses, lotions, masks.
Remember! Rosehip extract combines well with traditional medicines, increases their effect and shortens the duration of treatment. However, its use as an independent therapy for serious pathologies does not always give the expected results.
Contraindications and side effects
Rosehip extract can be harmful if:
- hypersensitivity to the plant component;
- breast feeding.
Rosehip is considered a highly allergenic product, so the main side effect from the use of its extract are various allergic reactions – rash, swelling, redness of the skin. Also, after taking the patient may feel heartburn. Such conditions require discontinuation of the drug and further coordination of therapeutic tactics with the attending physician.
Rosehip extract is not only highly effective, but also widely available, so it is not surprising that almost all reviews about it are positive:
in the autumn-winter period, the whole family drinks a decoction of rosehip. I can’t say that the pain has stopped at all, but trips to the pharmacy have significantly decreased. Darlene Erickson, 35 years old;
my daughter-a student against the background of preparing for exams and the associated constant lack of sleep developed anemia, appeared excessive irritability. I went to the pharmacy, hoping to buy miracle pills, but the pharmacist advised me to extract rosehip. The daughter drank it with pleasure, her condition improved significantly, and her hemoglobin returned to normal. Ann Addington , 54 years old;
I use rosehip infusion instead of tonic for the face and I understand that in the near future I will not be afraid of wrinkles. Trudy Clark, 27 years old;
rosehip is good for everyone, but it stains your teeth. Therefore, I advise everyone to drink it through a straw. Lindsey Andrews , 30 years old.
Despite the herbal origin of the product and the positive opinion of other people, before using the extract, it is better to consult a doctor and undergo a medical examination.