From Siberia With Health

  • Hawthorn berries and rosehip berries - how are they similar and how do they differ from each other?

    Hawthorn and rose hips are very similar in appearance, but at the same time, these plants are different in their nature and effect on humans. They differ in shape, size of leaves, flowers, fruits, and also have various medicinal properties.

    Since the berries of these two plants are often confused, it makes sense to understand in more detail how to distinguish them from each other.

    Rosehip and hawthorn berries are somewhat similar in appearance, but inside the rosehip, there is a fibrous seed capsule with several small seeds, while the hawthorn has soft fruits with one stone. The rosehip berry is covered with small stiff bristles, rough to the touch, and the surface of the hawthorn fruit is even and smooth.

    Rosehip differs from hawthorn in appearance, small maximum height, and thinner needles on the branches. In terms of valuable properties, cultures have a lot in common. At the same time, the main difference between the wild rose is the increased content of vitamin C in the fruit.

  • Why Hawthorn Berries Oil is beneficial for your health?

    Hawthorn is a plant from the rosaceae family, which, with regular intake, has a significant effect on human health. Hawthorn is widely distributed in Europe, different parts of Russia, including Siberia, and North America. It was first used to treat vascular diseases in traditional Chinese medicine. Hawthorn is used in both folk and traditional medicine. 

    Hawthorn fruits contain flavonoids (quercetin, hyperine, hyperoside vitexin), organic acids (citric, oleanolic, ursolic, chlorogenic), tannins, carotenoids, fatty oils, pectins, triterpene and flavone glycosides, sitosterol, saponins, choline, acetylcholine, sugars, vitamins.

    Hawthorn oil has a hypotensive, sedative, cardiotonic, regulating cardiac activity, coronary vasodilator effect, is used for cardiac arrhythmia, arterial hypertension, anxiety and insomnia.

    Hawthorn oil is actively used for cosmetic purposes. Hawthorn oil is ideal for skin care.