Last Updated on April 2, 2020 by Ellen Christian
I wanted to share my rose hip tea recipe as a natural wellness aid. A while ago, while I was shopping at the health food coop, I noticed that they had dried rose hips on sale. Being the frugal, health conscious person that I am, I bought a big container. Then I got them home and asked myself “What the heck and I going to use that for?”
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Rose Hip Tea Recipe for Stomach Upsets
A rose hip or rose haw is the fruit of a rose, generally a wild rose. Rose hips start to form after the successful pollination of flowers in spring or early summer and then they ripen in late summer through autumn. You can use fresh rose hips for jams and jellies and syrups but I hadn’t found any recipes for using dried rose hips which is what I had.
What are rose hips?
As I mentioned, the rose hip is actually the fruit of the rose. They are all edible so you can use whichever rosehip you have available. The tastiest ones that are usually harvested for teas are the hips from the dog rose (rosa canina). Birds and other animals enjoy them too so be sure to leave a few on your rose bush for them.
What is rose hip tea good for?
After doing some research, I learned that rose hips are very high in Vitamin C, however, after drying them, they lose much of that benefit. I did learn that many people use them for upset stomachs so I decided to create a rose hip tea recipe for stomach upsets.
What else can I add to this tea?
From experience, I know that peppermint is also good for helping upset stomachs. I had dried peppermint on hand as well so I mixed the two together to create this Rose Hip Tea Recipe. I added a slice of fresh lime to boost the Vitamin C content since we can all use a little bit more Vitamin C in our lives.
This is a great way to deal with stomach upsets that is all-natural. The tea has a nice citrus, mint taste. If you prefer yours to be sweet, you can always add a bit of stevia to it or even honey.
Do you use herbal teas to help you feel better?
If you’re looking for more wellness teas and drinks like this rose hip tea recipe, you may want to visit these posts. I love keeping home remedies on hand just in case. You never know when you might need them.
How do you make rose hip tea?
Just follow the simple directions in my rose hip tea recipe to make this at home. You can store it in a jar with a tightly fitting lid and use it as you need it. Just be sure to keep it out of direct sunlight. It should last for quite a while in a cool, dark cupboard.
- 2 tsp dried rose hips
- 1 tsp dried peppermint leaves
- 1 slice of lime
- Place the dried rose hips and dried peppermint leaves in a tea strainer and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Add a slice of lime to a teacup and pour the tea over it.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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