Two recipes for Wild Rose (Rosa canina)

Author: Milota Pfeffer

Like many plants, roses can affect our mental as well as our physical well-being. All species of roses can be used although I prefer the wild roses that grow in Sklené. You can use all parts of the rose.

Its antioxidant properties are good for the heart. All parts of the rose are cooling and astringent and are great medicine for bladder infections, diarrhea, and rashes.

You can use rose as a tincture, tea, decoction, and even as food. The petals and rose hips infused in honey are absolutely delicious. Rose hips which can also be used in a variety of ways including beverages, preserves, jams, on cereals, in breads, in butter, soups, etc.

Herbalists use rose especially for cases where people feel resigned in life whether that is illness or a monotonous life, without making any effort to improve things and find some joy.

Tao & Zen

 Rose Tea Recipe

You will need 1 tablespoon of dried and grinded rose hips for every cup of water. Boil them for 15 minutes. Let it sit and serve hot

Rose Hips Honey Blend

Grind fresh rose hips and place them in a jar. Pour a little honey until the fruit is fully covered. Cover the container with a porous fabric to allow the honey to evaporate and thicken. This process will take a little more than a week. This mixture becomes a wonderfully healthy option to spread on toasts or sweeten tea.