Rose Hip

Subject: Teas: Loose: Herbal  
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Catalog # TEAS25567  
Your Price: $5.45 

Description:   Rose hip tea with honey was recommended in Bancke's Herbal of 1525 for the feeble, sick and choleric person. Even though the reason for the health benefit of the beverage was not discovered until recently, it is now known that one ounce of concentrated rose hip contains about as much Vitamin C as a dozen or two oranges. During World War II, rose hip jelly was an important substitute for citrus fruits while international shipping lanes were disrupted. It has also been determined that rose hips provide B-complex vitamins A, D, and E, are high in organic iron and calcium and contain measurable amounts of potassium, sulphur, silica and zinc, as well as fructose and tannins.

The infusion is considered to be a stimulant, a diuretic and a good treatment for diarrhea. It also reinforces immunity to infectious diseases, as it is high in Vitamin C. Some sources state that this herb is a good blood purifier considered helpful against all infections especially those affecting the bladder or kidney. This herb also eases stress, battles coughs, colds, the flu and is very nourishing to the skin. A rose hip based drink is especially appreciated in winter when fatigue and colds often strike. The bitterness of rose hip is diminished in a hot drink. Acidity varies according to the variety of sweetbriar the produces the hips. Wild rose hips are generally more flavorful than the hips of any domestic rose plants.

Listed price is for a 2 ounce serving.


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