Rosehip Tea

Rosehips tea has been around for a very long time. Because of the very high vitamin C content in rosehips (along with other vitamins, minerals, fruit acids and tannins), rosehips are considered to be an energizer.

Rosehips are also rich in flavonoids, which help strengthen your body’s capillaries. In case you were wondering what rosehips are, they are accessory fruits normally red or orange and swollen looking.

Rosehip Tea – History

This tea has been used in Scandinavia for a very long time. By itself, this tea has a bit of tart, sour and sweet flavour. To improve its taste and color, it is often mixed with hibiscus, which gives the tea a hint of a lemon flavor. Rosehips are often mixed with a variety of herbal teas and they make a great and healthy relaxation drink.

How to Prepare Rosehip Tea

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Do not boil rosehips because it will destroy the vitamin C in them. Instead, make rosehip tea as an infusion. Also, you should remove the hairs from the rosehips or use a strainer fine enough to filter out the hairs.

Avoid making tea from rosehips that were sprayed with chemicals. If you collect your own rosehips, remove the seeds before drying them or using them in tea.

Benefits Associated with this Type of Tea

The extent of benefits gained from drinking rosehip tea will vary from one person to the next but here is a list of common ailments that rosehips tea can help treat or improve:

  • Colds and flu
  • Diarrhea
  • Gingivitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Tendency to bruise easily
  • Urinary tract infection
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The tea store I recommend sells two herbal teas that contain rosehip: Berry Blast and Dewy Cherry Tea. Feel free to experiment with their herbal tea sampler kit. Learn more about Adagio’s Herbal Sampler.

For information on teas other than rosehips tea, click here.