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Medication Description: Rose Hips (Fructus Rosae)

FRUITS OF HIPS (Fructus Rosae).

Rose hips are characterized by a relatively high content of ascorbic acid (not less than 0.2%) and are widely used as a source of vitamin C.

Used in the period of ripening and dried fruits of different types of wild rose bushes: May, or cinnamon (Rosa majalis Hermm .; R. сinnamomea L.), acicular (R. acicularis), Dahurian (R. dahuriea Рall.), Fedchenko (R. Fedtschenkoana Rgl.) Et al. Rosaceae (Rosaaceae).

They contain, in addition to vitamin C, vitamins K, P, sugars, organic, including tannins, and other substances.

Apply in the form of infusion, extracts, syrups, pills, candy, dragee.

An infusion of rosehips is prepared as follows: 10 g (1 tablespoon) of the fruit is placed in an enamel bowl, 200 ml (1 cup) of hot boiled water are poured, covered with a lid and heated in a water bath (in boiling water) for 15 minutes, then cooled at room temperature for at least 45 minutes, filtered. The remaining raw materials are squeezed out and the volume of the resulting infusion is brought to 200 ml with boiled water.

Take 1/2 cup 2 times a day after meals.

Children give 1/4 - 1/3 cup at the reception.

To improve the taste, you can add sugar or fruit syrup to the infusion.

Form release: in carton packs of 100 g of fruit.

Rosehip syrup (Sirupus ex frutibus Rosae). Cooked from the juice of the fruits of various types of wild rose and berry extract (mountain ash red, black chokeberry, viburnum, hawthorn, cranberry, etc.) with added sugar and ascorbic acid. Contains in 1 ml of about 4 mg of ascorbic acid, as well as vitamin P and other substances.

Assign children (as a preventive measure) for 1/2 teaspoon or 1 dessert spoon (depending on age) 2 - 3 times a day, washed down with water.

Form release: in bottles of 260 or 270 ml or in banks of 200 ml.

Storage: in a dry, cool, dark place.

The previously fortified syrup from hips, which contained an additional amount of ascorbic acid and vitamin P, is excluded from the range of medicines.