For centuries, the wild rose has been an irreplaceable remedy. It was brewed as tea, added to baths and perfumes. To this day dog rose tea is recommended in the autumn-winter period in order to increase resistance to bacteria and viruses.
The most valuable part of the dog rose is the fruit that is harvested at the end of August.
- Vitamins C, P, K, E, A and vitamins B
- Organic acids (citric acid, malic acid)
- Carotenoids (lycopene, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin)
- Essential oils
- Plant sterols
- Folic acid
How does a dog rose work on the body?
The main function of the compounds contained in rosehips is to strengthen the body. It has a beneficial effect on blood vessels, heals the digestive system, rheumatism and burns. It has long been used for scurvy and difficult-to-heal wounds.
Dog rose has a nourishing effect on the body, has a beneficial effect on the skin and mucous membranes, heals inflammations and rejuvenates the skin. It should also be noted that dog rose lowers the level of bad cholesterol in the blood and has an antidepressant effect.
In cosmetology, dog rose extracts moisturize, smooth and soften dry skin. Due to the content of hydro acids, cosmetics containing dog rose facilitate exfoliation of acne prone skin.
Dog rose also heals joints and cartilages, which is possible thanks to galactolipid - a substance that prevents leukocytes (white blood cells) coming into joints. Red blood cells in joints live longer and cartilage regenerates faster.