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The rosehip has a great popularity in the world of beauty and skin care for its many benefits regenerators. And it is that this plant has a high content of vitamin C in addition to natural tretinoin (acid form of vitamin A) and the essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6 and 9 that make it have magnificent visible results in a short time. In this article we will analyze in detail all the properties, benefits and uses of this medicinal plant.

The official name of the rosehip is haddock rose or rubiginous rose. It is a wild shrub native to central Europe (although it is also grown in parts of Latin America) that produces a beautiful pale pink flower (flowering only occurs once per season). With its fruit, called rose hip, infusions are made, as well as sweets and jams. An oil widely used in cosmetics is extracted from its seeds and is considered, together with argan oil, one of the most valued.

Medicinal benefits of rosehip

  • Natural remedy that provides hydration to the skin. Very useful in case of dry or damaged skin.
  • Anti inflammatory properties. It is used to relieve inflammation in both the skin and the joints. Through infusions it also serves to calm gastrointestinal inflammation.
  • It has restorative properties that accelerate healing in the event of wounds, cuts and burns.
  • Improve eczema or dermatitis by applying its oil directly.
  • It has properties that stimulate the strengthening of the body’s natural defenses.
  • It is an effective anti-wrinkle and skin rejuvenator.
  • Antioxidant properties.
  • Provides greater elasticity to the skin.
  • Helps fight against tiredness and fatigue through infusions.
  • Marks on the skin such as stretch marks are smoothed.
  • Eliminates spots on the skin as it is able to redistribute pigmentation.
  • Take care of the hair. It makes the hair grow stronger, shinier and less brittle.
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Helps fight stress and depression, as it has relaxing effects.
  • Regulates blood sugar levels, which can be very helpful for people with diabetes .
  • Improves digestion and relieves heaviness in the stomach.

All these properties make its use highly recommended, since, if that were not enough, it has not been recorded to produce any negative side effects. Next we will analyze the different ways in which this medicinal plant can be used.

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How to use rosehip?

Mainly, this plant can be applied through creams or oils or drunk in infusions.

In oil , it should be noted that it can be applied anywhere on the body. To be most effective, it is recommended to apply after a warm shower before going to bed. The skin must be clean of impurities or makeup residues. Only a few drops of the product are necessary to observe results. It is not recommended to apply the oil directly to skin with a tendency to get greasy.

Cream rosehip has a denser and less sticky texture, making it more comfortable to apply. There are many brands that have marketed creams with extracts of this plant, but for it to have the same properties as the oil it will depend mainly on its preparation.

In infusion , rosehip is draining and diuretic and has a slight laxative effect. It can be purchased by weight or in boxes with bags of 2.5 grams each. The harvesting of its fruits is done manually. To make the infusion it is only necessary to heat the water without boiling and add the plant, letting it rest for a few minutes.

How to make rosehip oil

Rosehip oil is extracted from the seeds of the fruit

In order not to depend on any brand and to be more natural, rosehip oil can be prepared at home in a very simple way.

First of all, the fruit of the plant must be collected (or directly purchased at a herbalist), that is, rose hips. The best season of the year to do so is fall, as it is when they are mature enough.

Once harvested, the rose hips should be cleaned with warm water and dried with a cloth. Next, the edges of the fruits should be removed with the help of a knife and cut in half so that all the seeds that are inside can be used.

Afterwards, the rose hips must be placed in a glass jar and covered with almond oil and then shaken and left tightly closed with a lid. The mixture must remain unhandled in a cool, dry place for a minimum of twenty days. Once that time has passed, it is only necessary to strain the contents of the bottle and the resulting liquid will be ready to be used. As simple as that!

 

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Hello Readers, I am Nikki Bella a Psychology student. I have always been concerned about human behavior and the mental processes that lead us to act and think the way we do. My collaboration as an editor in the psychology area of ​​Well Being Pole has allowed me to investigate further and expand my knowledge in the field of mental health; I have also acquired great knowledge about physical health and well-being, two fundamental bases that are directly related and are part of all mental health.

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