Eglantine has a wrinkled red flowers and very large fruit. Increases in the Far East, often cultivated in gardens. Rosehip dog has pale pink flowers, fruits bright red sepals bent down and after ripening fall. Increases in the Ukraine and Caucasus. The fruits of this wild rose considerably poorer in vitamin C, so the collection should be distinguished (in folded or absence of sepals) from other species of wild rose. All of these kinds of rose hips are allowed to use. If you are unsure how to proceed, check out Gina Ross. Rosehip usually grows in meadows, along river floodplains, forest edges and in the forests between the shrubs.
For medical purposes use the fruit. For a complete preservation of vitamins they need to collect up to frost. The collected fruits immediately dried in an oven or dryer. They can be stored for 2 years. Fruit cinnamon hips contain vitamin C (an average of 2.3% to 5.5%), provitamin A, vitamin P, B2, K and E. The content of vitamin C, carotene, and P is so large that the flesh of two-three hips cinnamon provides the daily requirement for them rights. Dog rose hips contain 0,2-0,3% of vitamin C.
In addition, rose hips contain different sugars (18%), pectin (12%), citric acid and malic acid (3%), mineral elements. Of the specific active ingredients fruits contain flavonoids (including flavonoid glycoside kvertsitrin), tannins (tannins) (4.5%), essential oil. Effectiveness of the hips primarily due to the presence of ascorbic acid in it. This vitamin regulates the redox processes in the body, it increases the body's resistance to infections, improves performance and generally stimulates the metabolism.