Rosehip contains a large amount of vitamin C, therefore it is an effective immunostimulant. It also includes vitamins of group B, K, E, PP. It is also rich in trace elements such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron. It can be given to children, the main thing is to cook it correctly.
Fresh fruit syrup
To prepare a syrup, which can be used to prevent infectious diseases, you will need 1.3 kg of fresh rose hips and the same amount of sugar, as well as 2 liters of water. Directly preparing a tonic drink occurs in the following sequence:
- Cut the berries in half and remove seeds, tails and sepals. Then rinse thoroughly under running water.
- Wash and sterilize cans.
- Pour rosehip with hot water, bring to a boil, then cook for another 20 minutes.
- Now the broth needs to be cooled, strain through 3-4 layers of gauze. Additionally, it is recommended to repeat the procedure using a denser fabric.
- Leave the resulting liquid to precipitate. This usually takes about a day. Drain the juice, combine with sugar and cook for about 15 minutes.
- Now the syrup can be closed in prepared jars.
Dry berry infusion
Rosehip infusion is obtained with a sour taste. If desired, you can add sugar or honey to it, and then drink instead of tea. It is very convenient to cook it at night. Then every morning you will have a fresh drink for immunity.
To prepare it, you will need 7 dried rosehip berries and 600 ml of water. The proportions can be changed as desired.
The instruction is as follows:
- Wash the berries.
- Rinse a thermos or other utensils with boiling water, throw a rosehip into it and pour hot water.
- Close the vessel tightly and leave overnight. If you are not using a thermos, it is recommended to wrap the container and place it near the battery.
Rosehip tea with honey
This drink has a beneficial effect on digestion and reduces bad cholesterol in the body, due to the presence of tannins and vitamin C. But you can drink it only if you are not allergic to bee products. For cooking, you will need the following products:
- 20 g dried rose hips;
- 15 g of honey;
- 5 g lemon juice;
- 200 ml of water.
The sequence of preparation of the drink is as follows:
- Chop the berries, pour boiling water over and simmer for 10 minutes. To do this, it is better to take an enamel pot with a lid.
- Remove dishes from heat and leave for another 10 minutes.
- Strain the broth.
- Now you can add lemon juice and honey to the drink. The amount of these additives can be adjusted to taste.
Infusion of ginger, garlic and rose hips
This combination is very unusual, but it can be considered a vitamin bomb for immunity, because one clove of garlic contains a daily amount of vitamin C and phytoncides, which are harmful to bacteria and viruses. Ginger is a natural antiseptic, diaphoretic and tonic. To prepare this drink you will need:
- 1 slice of ginger, 2 cm thick;
- 1 clove of garlic;
- 1 tbsp. l. dried rose hips;
- 2 lemon slices;
- 1 h l. Teddy bear.
You need to prepare an immunostimulant in the following sequence:
- Cut the ginger into thin slices. Do the same with garlic.
- Rinse the rose hips with warm water.
- Put the prepared ingredients in a thermos and pour boiling water over it. Leave on for 2 hours or more.
- After this time, strain the drink, add lemon and honey to taste.
Rosehip and lemon tea
You can improve immunity with rosehip and lemon tea if you drink it at least twice a day after meals. There are two cooking options.
In the first version, the dried fruits must be chopped, filled with water in a ratio of 1: 6, brought to a boil and cooked for about 10 minutes over low heat. Now leave the tea for 3 hours for infusion. Strain and add 1 wedge of lemon before use.
The second option involves brewing whole fruits. At 1 st. rose hips will need 250 ml of water. You need to boil the berries for 15 minutes over low heat, then pour the liquid into a thermos and leave for another 2 hours. Add the lemon just before serving.
Regular use of healthy rosehip drinks will strengthen the immune system, prevent colds, without harm to the body and wallet.