Fresh rose hips, figuratively pick the fruits of the love flower. Beautiful fruits grow on the rose plant: rose hips. After the roses bloom, it's time for these tough, robust guys, which really shouldn't be missing in an autumn bouquet.
If you get hungry or don't feel well, pick a few rose hips for tea, jam or Swedish rosehip soup. Most varieties are not only edible, they also have medicinal properties. They improve resistance and work against nausea. In addition, they are used in medicines for arthritis and osteoarthritis, among others. Of course, you shouldn't start making your own rosehip medicines, we leave that to the specialists. The instant autumn sensation grows in Europe, North and South America and Asia.
COLOURS AND SHAPES
You have elongated, round and bottle-shaped rose hips. The colour of the fruit depends on the type of rose. You can choose between red, black, purple or orange. They are sturdy and have a crown at the bottom. Filled with orange flesh and seeds, they drag you right into autumn.
The rose hip is part of the rose, so the meaning must have something to do with love. True. Only it symbolises waiting for the one. A true bachelor hip, then.
The seeds of the rose hip have been eaten for over 2,000 years. How do we know this? In England, a two-century-old corpse was unearthed with rosehip seeds in its now long-digested stomach. Of course, the rose itself appears in many more ancient stories. The ancient Persians first cultivated this beautiful flower. The hips were soon used by the Romans for their medicinal properties.