Rosehip: application of the plant in official and folk medicine
Jul 04, 2018
Rosehip is a unique plant in its own way, which has many useful / medicinal properties and is successfully applied not only in folk medicine, but also in official medicine.Table of contents:
Useful properties of dogrose
The fact that the rose hips contain just a huge amount of useful substances is an indisputable fact.Only ascorbic acid in them is 4-6%, and in some fruits, even 18% have been detected.In the seeds of the plant in question there is vitamin E, which in general is rarely found in plants. Vitamin B, R, K, carotene and a lot of other useful substances also enter the rind of the hips:
- sugar and malic acid;
- citric acid and pectins;
- tannins and iron;
- calcium and magnesium;
- lycopene and essential oil;
- potassium salts and manganese and others.
The content of ascorbic acid in the fruits of the plant in question is by the amount ahead of the black currant( 10 times) and lemon( 50 times).
How rose hips affect the human body:
- Positive effect on the work of the gastrointestinal tract, but there is no negative effect on the functionality of the urinary system.
- Have a wide anti-inflammatory effect.
- Serves as an excellent diuretic and cholagogue.
- Prevents the formation of deposits of atheromatous masses in blood vessels.
- Significantly reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood and prevent the development of atherosclerosis.
- Positively affect the majority of oxidation-reduction reactions occurring in the body.
- Thanks to the content of carotene, rosehip fruits can greatly enhance and strengthen the immune system.
- Vitamin K improves blood coagulability and ensures the formation of the proper amount of prothrombin in the body.
- Vitamin C, contained in hips, is well absorbed by the body thanks to vitamin P, which provides the strength of the walls of the capillary vessels.
- The formation of the yellow enzyme, the synthesis of visual purpura and the functioning of the hematopoietic organs is provided by vitamins B12 and B1.
- Have a bactericidal effect.
Treatment with dog rose
Various fruits, syrups, extracts, infusions, decoctions are prepared from the fruits of the plant under consideration. They are actively used in many diseases and pathological conditions, for example:
- digestive problems( poor assimilation of any substances, chronic constipation / diarrhea, heartburn and so on);
- diagnosed atherosclerosis;
- decreased gastric secretion, when the necessary enzymes are not produced by the body;
- habitual, dysfunctional uterine bleeding;
- diseases of female reproductive system;
- melancholy, loss of strength, fast fatigue, increased drowsiness, disturbed psycho-emotional background;
- general exhaustion;
- disorders of hematopoietic organs;
- chronic diseases of the intestine and liver;
- problems with bone splicing.
And this is only part of the directions in which the fruit of the dog rose is actively used to improve the patient's condition!Infusion and broth are prepared from foliar foliage in folk medicine.
It will be an excellent tool for enhancing and strengthening immunity, will help in the treatment of many diseases of a different nature.To prepare a decoction of rose hips, you need to take 1 teaspoon of chopped dried rose hips and pour them with a glass of steep boiling water, then pour the resulting mixture into a thermos and insist for 6-8 hours( it is convenient to prepare the broth for the night).
There is one more option for preparing the decoction from the dog rose: in the evening the chopped fruits of the plant are poured with cold water( in the ratio of 1 teaspoon of raw material per glass of water), then in the morning the preparation is cooked for 5-7 minutes and left alone for 2 hours.
It is recommended to use a similar decoction before meals in the amount of 100-150 ml three times a day.
Most often, infusion is used to excrete bile, strengthen / thicken blood vessels( capillaries), improve the functioning of the gonads, treat burns / wounds / frost-bitten areas of the body, accelerate the regeneration processes in the tissues, get rid of constipation and normalizeWork of the intestine.
Prepare the infusion of rosehip easily enough: you need to take a liter of boiling water, pour into it 3-4 tablespoons of dry and shredded wild rose berries and insist in a warm place for 6-8 hours( it is convenient to prepare an infusion overnight and use a thermos for this).
Take the infusion you need for 1 glass( 200-250 ml) before meals three times a day.If you drink immediately such an amount of infusion is not possible, then it can be divided into two steps.But the total amount of infusion used from rose hips per day should be at least 600 ml.Before use, you must strain the infusion through a strainer.
Please note: infusion of rose hips is stored in a cool place, the storage period is a maximum of 2 days - after that the product loses almost all its useful properties.
Contraindications to the use of dogrose
Despite the huge benefits of the plant in question, it should be used with extreme caution.The best option is to consult with the doctor in charge of the advisability of using decoctions and infusions from hips - only a specialist can identify existing contraindications and determine the dosage individually.
A large amount of ascorbic acid in rosehip fruits can cause real harm to health - for example, people with diagnosed gastritis of increased acidity the doctor can prohibit the consumption of the fruit of the plant in question, or allow, but in extremely limited quantities.
It is well known that any pharmacological form of rose hip products has a negative effect on the enamel of the teeth, so people who are predisposed to tooth decay should use these infusions and infusions extremely cautiously.Doctors recommend after each intake of decoction or infusion of rose hips rinse the mouth with clean water.
Categorically forbidden dog rose to those people who have a predisposition to thrombosis, or diagnosed thrombophlebitis.
The dose of decoctions and infusions from the dog rose should be kept to a minimum, but in case of circulatory disorders, the drugs in question are generally prohibited from being consumed in the case of cardiac diseases, for example, with endocarditis( inflammation of the inner shell of the heart).With caution and preliminary consultation with the attending physician, the dog rose should be taken by those who have problems with arterial pressure.There are distinctions in case of high and low blood pressure - in the first case, you can use only an aqueous solution( decoctions / infusions), but in the second one you can actively apply alcoholic tinctures from rose hips.
In addition to all this, prolonged use of dogrose can have a negative effect on liver function, which will lead to the development of non-infectious jaundice.Therefore, even healthy people do not recommend the constant use of decoctions and infusions of wild rose, and with existing liver disease must adhere to strict dosages( they are selected / appointed by the doctor).
Application of dogrose in medicine
Rosehip is actively used in the production of syrups, extracts and even tablets, which doctors use to treat disorders of carbohydrate metabolism, with problems in the liver and pancreas, bone marrow diseases and other health problems.Pharmacological production offers on the market syrup from rose hips, carotolin, halacorbine, rosehip oil and holosas.In addition, the fruits of the plant under consideration are one of the components of Traskov's anti-asthma medicine.
This compound of ascorbic and gallic acid is used in the treatment of the following diseases:
- vitamin deficiency;
- bleeding of various etiologies;
- infectious diseases;
- intoxication( poisoning);
- pathology of the gastrointestinal tract;
- trauma - burns, skin surface injuries, frostbite and bone fractures;
- various vascular disorders - diathesis, radiation sickness and so on.
Syrup from rose hips
It is actively used by official medicine for the treatment of hypovitaminosis C and P, it can be used as a preventive agent.This agent on the basis of the fruit of the plant in question is shown for use in atherosclerosis, various infectious diseases( acute and chronic), inflammatory diseases of the kidneys, peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum.
In addition, it is the syrup that will help to cope with pulmonary and uterine bleeding( if they occur in mild form), inflammatory processes in the respiratory system and disorders in the thyroid gland.
rosehip oil This medicine is used by nursing women - if you regularly apply it to the nipples, you may avoid cracking during feeding, or cure existing ones.Also, the oil from the hips is used for the treatment of pressure sores, dermatoses, trophic ulcers and ulcerative colitis.
This is an oily extract from the hips, which serves as an excellent preventive agent during pregnancy and lactation.It can also help in the treatment of psoriasis, hypovitaminosis A and C, immunodeficiency states, poorly healing wounds.
This is a drug with a powerful choleretic effect, which doctors widely use in the course of treatment of diseases of the liver, gall bladder and bile ducts.Such diseases include cholecystitis, hepatitis and cholangitis.The same drug can also be used as one of the components of rehabilitative therapy for poisoning with drugs, alcohol and other toxins.
Please note: , any of the above remedies must be prescribed by the attending physician.Independently to use something is strictly not recommended - there is a high chance to worsen the state of health.
Root of the dogrose
Many people at the mention of the plant in question are sure that the main useful properties are inherent in its fruits.But in fact, no less useful to human health will be the roots of the dog rose.This is not about the central woody trunk, but about the minor accessory roots that depart from it.It is worth knowing that the chemical composition of this part of the plant in question has not been fully studied and official medicine does not use rose hips in the treatment. But folk medicine has long appreciated the useful properties of the roots of the plant in question and actively uses them in the treatment of the following diseases:
- various intestinal disorders, including dysentery;
- inflammatory diseases of the bladder that occur in acute or chronic form;
- disturbances of metabolic processes;
- susceptibility to convulsions in the lower / upper limbs;
- gout;Spontaneous muscular pain.
In addition, baths with the addition of decoction from the roots of dog rose are recommended to people after a stroke, but this should be one of the forms of rehabilitation, and not the main treatment.
Recipes of traditional medicine with the use of hips roots
You can prepare the broth by calculating 2-3 teaspoons of dry and crushed raw material into a glass( 250-300 ml) of water.The resulting mixture must be boiled with slow boiling for 15 minutes, then insist for another half an hour.The received quantity of broth is calculated on triple reception within day.Before use, honey is added to the product, which improves its taste.
Decoction from the roots of dog rose is only an additional tool in the complex therapy of hepatitis, it helps to accelerate the elimination of toxins and provides protection for the liver with prolonged intake of powerful antibacterial drugs( antibiotics).
For 500 ml of water, take 4 tablespoons of dry, crushed rose hips roots and boil the mixture for 15 minutes from the boiling point, then the broth cool, filtered and taken 250 ml three times a day.
The course of treatment with such decoction for urolithiasis is 1 month, then you need to take a break of 10 days and, if necessary, repeat the course of admission.
Fungal nail lesions
It is necessary to prepare alcoholic tincture from 3 tablespoons of raw materials( roots crushed and dry) and 500 ml of vodka.This drug is infused for 20 days, and then taken 25 ml twice a day.
This drug should be used with caution in the treatment of fungal nail lesions, it should be discarded in the case of diagnosed diseases of the nervous system, heart and blood vessels.
For one liter of boiling water it is necessary to take 20 grams of dry roots of dogrose and cook the mixture for 3 hours on low heat.Then the ready-made broth is diluted with water in a proportion of 1: 1 and used for compresses that are superimposed on gouty cones at night.
This product is used only externally!
Naturally, the use of any plant, even with unique healing properties, must be coordinated with the attending physician.Do not risk your own health and rely solely on funds from the category of "traditional medicine".Only complex treatment, including using fruits and roots of dog rose, will help restore health.
Tsygankova Yana Aleksandrovna, medical reviewer, therapist of the highest qualification category