Dog Rose Seeds - Rosa Acicularis - 300 Seeds Pack
The dog rose - deciduous shrub 1 to 6.5 feet. Almost always has thorns that reach their full development in two or three branches. Annual shoots have slender and soft spines. Flowers pink. Leaves oblong, toothed. Fruits red, with a diameter of 0.5 – 1 inch, pear shaped. Blooms in May - July (depending on the growing area). The fruits ripen in August - September. The area of dog rose occupies a vast territory. It grows in Russia, China, Japan, Europe and North America. In the North reaches 70 degrees North latitude. Grows in sparse forests, forest edges, thickets of shrubs, in meadows and in river valleys. Rose hips are a multivitamin agent with a predominance of vitamin C - ascorbic acid. Rose hips ascorbic acid is about 10 times larger than the black currant, and 50 times more than lemon. The content of vitamin C the fruit of the dog rose are superior to almost all vegetable products. They also include vitamins P, B1, B2, K, carotene. In the seeds - vitamin E. Rose hips have powerful anti-bacterial properties. Contain large amounts of antioxidants. Vitamin extracts, syrups, tablets, pills and decoctions of rose hips are used for the treatment and prevention of diseases associated with deficiency of vitamins, especially vitamin C, anemia and exhaustion, atherosclerosis; as a means of increasing the body's resistance against local and general infectious intoxication and processes (scarlet fever, diphtheria, pneumonia, whooping cough, etc.); weak healing wounds; accelerates the coalescence of bones at fracture; used for uterine bleeding; at stones in the liver, kidney disease, reduced secretion of gastric. Preparations of rose hips are beneficial to the overall metabolism in the body, bone marrow function, liver and gallbladder. The seeds get rosehip oil contains fatty acids, carotenoids, tocopherols.