Thursday, September 18, 2008

Making use of the land...

Fall has begun here in Quesnel, and thus the rosehips are ripe, and ready for the picking. Who knew that rosehips were really good for you?? Molly, and I went today, and picked most of an ice cream bucket full!! She is quite the rosehip picker helper :) I plan on drying them for tea.

The benefits of rosehips are fantastic, and our land is full of them! :)Rosehips have long been valued for its refrigerant and astringent properties. It is very well-known for its high concentration of Vitamin C. It has 20 times the amount of vitamin c than an orange.

The following are some of the health benefits of drinking rosehip tea:

*Rosehip tea is considered strengthening to the stomach;

*is useful in combating diarrhea;
*fights dysentery;
*is valued for its pectoral qualities that is good for coughs and spitting of blood;
*can be used to help treat distempers of the breast;
*can also help break the stone and to ease and help the colic.
*is good for fighting colds, and flu
*helps lower blood pressure
*helps lower cholesterol
*is an anti-inflammatory

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