It could be said that the rose is the is the Queen of the flower kingdom. The rose has been symbol of romance and beauty for centuries as well as used in perfumes and lotions.
In Sweden the women have made the rose hip a part of their daily diet. Rose hips are fully-ripened orange-red fruits just below the rose. The rose hips develop after all of the petals have fallen but don’t ripen until the cooler months, which gives you something to look forward to along with your fall garden harvest.
All roses have “hips” but there are only a few that are good for eating. The most common in the united states are from the Rosa Rugosa. Rose hips contain more vitamin C than any other known natural source! These little buds have 20 to 40 times more than oranges!!
Rose hip tea can improve your complexion as well as heal you internally.
The photo above has dried rose buds. Rose buds and hips together make a fantastic combination for tea.
ROSE HIP TEA:
1 T. dried rose hips or rose hip powder
1 Cup of water
Honey to taste
Use one tablespoon of dried rose hips for each cup of water. Steep in hot water for 5 minutes with powder or 15 minutes for for whole.