Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Number 14 - Rosehip

This fruit from plants of the genus Rosa.

Popular as a herbal tea, the hips provide a good source of vitamin C. During WW2 in Britain, the public were encouraged to make syrups out of rose hips so that their children could get the right vitamins when other sources (such as citrus fruits) were so scarce. It also has vitamins A and B, and has been used to treat arthritis, colds and flu.

Care should be taken if preparing the plants by ones' self, as the hips contain hair in them, which can be used as a form of itching powder.

Rose hip is most popular as a tea, but also can be given as a syrup.

Rosehip syrup (Source: Atkins and Potts. Product of Atkins and Potts.)

7 comments:

  1. Ah yeah I really like rosehip tea! :D

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  2. good info, thanks for sharing

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  3. Shame I've never tried it

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  4. What does it taste like? Ever since I got really sick a few months ago, I started to love tea, and now I'm always trying to find new flavors to try. :D

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  5. It looks sweet, but I bet it's more tart.

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  6. cool. i always see this but i never knew what it was good for.

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  7. I'm drinking some Rosehip right now :D

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