Rosehip Liqueur/Tincture with ginger, orange peel and honey
Immune tonic against joint diseases, especially at the change of seasons
Rosehip liqueur/tincture is a pleasant-sweet, sweet-sour liqueur with hints of ginger and orange. This liqueur is a tonic-energizer, immuno-stimulant, anti-inflammatory, which treats and prevents the appearance of many diseases, being a good protection against microbes and viruses.
- - 1.5 liter jar
- - mixer (blender)
- Prepare the ingredients.
Wash the rosehips, ginger and orange well. The washed rosehips are left to dry on a paper towel for ~ 30 minutes.
From orange we will use only the peel, so it is preferable to use organic oranges. Specifically, we will use half of the peel that we cut into thin slices.
We clean the ginger and cut it into thin slices.
- We grind (not very finely) the rosehips with a blender. We put the chopped rosehips in a jar..
- Add the alcohol to the jar over the chopped rosehips.
- Add the sliced ginger to the jar and mix with a non-metallic spoon.
- Add the orange peel slices to the jar and mix.
- Add the last ingredient, honey and mix well.
- Seal the jar tightly with a lid and leave to macerate for at least 4 weeks in a ventilated place away from light.
During the maceration you can shake the jar several times a day (process not necessarily mandatory).
- After the maceration period, the mixture is filtered.
For filtration we will use either a fine sieve or a gauze. I chose to use a gauze because it allowed me to squeeze very well the mixture of rosehip, ginger and orange peel soaked in alcohol. Basically in a bowl I put a gauze that covers the entire surface and I poured the mixture. That's how I managed to squeeze all the liqueur very well. It formed like a small pile of curd in that gauze.
- Optional: extra-filtering. For a complete clarification of the liqueur, it can be left to decant in the refrigerator for 3 to 7 days, after which it is strained again through a fine sieve.
The result is a sweet and aromatic liqueur, pleasant to the taste with light notes of orange and ginger.
→ Use an alcohol with an average concentration of 40º.
→ It is recommended to take 1-3 tablespoons of tincture-liqueur per day.
→ Being an alcoholic solution, it is contraindicated for children (possibly seek medical advice)!
⚠ Cures of up to 2 weeks with breaks of 2 weeks are also recommended.
⚠ Although it can be served as a liqueur, we recommend using this liqueur only for therapeutic purposes and in the recommended dosages.
- strengthens immunity;
- tonic, energizing;
- mineralizing / vitaminizing;
- fights fatigue;
- has a sedative effect;
- fights inflammatory and bacterial processes;
- restores appetite;
- improves brain activity;
- good in oncological diseases;
- strengthens blood vessels, increasing the elasticity of the walls;
- regulates blood pressure;
- prevention of atherosclerosis;
- strengthens the capillaries;
- good for hemorrhoids, varicose veins;
- fights colds and flu;
- increases resistance to viral diseases;
- adjuvant in tonsillitis, rhinitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, tracheitis, cough, asthma;
- adjuvant in pneumonia, sinusitis;
- fights diarrhea;
- calms the bloating;
- accelerates the leakage of the ball;
- supports the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract;
- good in thyroid disorders;
- helps reduce urinary tract inflammation;
- has an anti-inflammatory effect, being good against joint and gout diseases;
- protects the articular cartilage due to the lipids contained;
- fights stress and allergies;
- contraindicated for those with alcohol restrictions
- contraindicated for those allergic to one of the ingredients
- contraindicated for children
- contraindicated for those with severe liver disease
→ In the pulp of rosehips we also find pectins, tannins, sugars, organic acids and mineral salts, essential oils, catechins and flavonoids, carotenoids and beta-carotene (precursor of vitamin A, hence the red color of the fruit).
→ They are high in B-set vitamins (B1, B2, B3 / PP, B4 and B9), vitamin A, E and together with vitamin C reduce capillary permeability and fragility. They also contain vitamin K and nicotinic acid.
Therefore, for a correct diagnosis and treatment, it is recommended to consult a specialist.