Ingredients: crushed rose hips
Rosehip is widely spread all over Armenia.
There are more than 32 kinds of rosehips and all of them can be used in medical purposes. It has long been valued for its refrigerant and astringent properties. Strong Rosehip Tea is one of the simplest yet healthiest drinks.
Rosehip tea is very popular among Armenians. It has a tangy, tart flavor and a pinkish color. To make strong and tasty tea with whole rosehips you should be sure to steep for at least 7-8 hours. But with powdered rosehip 10-15 minutes are enough.
To improve taste and colour of tea, rosehips are often mixed with a variety of herbal teas.
It is believed that one cup of strong rosehip tea has more Vitamin C than twelve oranges. Drunk 2-3 cups sweetened with a little honey in a day, such tea can be an excellent cold and flu remedy.
For medical purposes rosehip is used almost totally beginning with seeds ending with roots. It is a great source of vitamin C (2-18%), also contains vitamins A, D and E, and antioxidants.
Health benefits of such tea are essential, since it has proven effect in purifying the body's blood, easing headaches and dizziness.
Rosehip tea benefits are appreciated by people from all over the world.
Rosehip powder is a remedy for rheumatoid arthritis.
Strong rosehip tea is rich in minerals, copper, silicon, cobalt and phosphorous, and also contains tannin, carotene, pectin and citric acid. It balances viscosity and flow of the arteries and veins to ensure a better blood circulation.
In summer, such tea is an excellent refreshing and restorative drink.