Rosehip is known not only for its healing fruits, but also for its no less useful, beautiful and fragrant buds. There are up to 500 species of wild roses, the color of the petals varies from red to white. Unlike berries, which are harvested in autumn, flowers are harvested towards the end of spring, when the content of active substances in the petals is maximum. Rosehip flowers are used in medicine, cosmetology and cooking. But in comparison with fruits, they are less popular, since their flowering period is short – about 20 days, the flower lives only 1-2 days from the moment the bud opens. Essential oils, glycosides and flavonoids of inflorescences provide a bactericidal, anti-inflammatory, tonic, antioxidant effect. Means based on wild rose flowers effectively strengthen the walls of blood vessels, increase their elasticity and strength. Rosehip flowers are also used for diseases of the liver, biliary tract and urolithiasis. For the skin, they are used to relieve inflammation and irritation, eliminate puffiness and various defects, including age spots and vascular “asterisks”.
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