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{Please welcome my good friend Lydia to the site today! Lydia is a Nutritional Therapist and the author of the Divine Health from the Inside Out site. If you’ve followed my site for any amount of time, you know that Lydia is not only a close friend, but she is also my NTP and has been helping me make great progress on my healing journey. She is an INCREDIBLE woman who really knows her stuff when it comes to health, especially the role minerals play in our bodies. Please give her a warm welcome to the site and stop by Divine Health and say hello!.}

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by Lydia Shatney
Divine Health from the Inside Out

I love herbs and I know Jessica does too! Hopefully, we can rub off on you all a bit and inspire you to include more herbs into your daily regime (wink, wink).

Today, I want to share an awesome early summer recipe using rose hips.

Rose hips are perfect for making herbal jam. I know you are gonna love how easy this recipe is to make, but first…. a little bit about them.

Rose hips are one of the highest food sources of vitamin C available. They have many traditional uses medicinally, teas, syrups, jams and jellies. Rose hips are used to prevent colds and flu. Rose hip syrup is actually used as a teething remedy in babies, as well as for growing pains in children.

According to WebMD, Rosehips may also have the following benefits:

Rose hips are also used for stomach disorders including stomach spasms, stomach acid deficiency, preventing stomach irritation and ulcers, and as a “stomach tonic” for intestinal diseases. They are also used for diarrhea, constipation, gallstones, gallbladder ailments, lower urinary tract and kidney disorders, fluid retention (dropsy or edema), gout, back and leg pain (sciatica), diabetes, high cholesterol, weight loss, high blood pressure, chest ailments, fever, increasing immune function during exhaustion, increasing blood flow in the limbs, increasing urine flow and quenching thirst. (source)

I was excited to discover their potential benefits as a ‘stomach tonic’ and plan to try that out with my family and my clients! That list of benefits is pretty compelling. Makes you want to try them, doesn’t it?

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Strawberry Rose Hips Jam
 
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Recipe type: No Cooking Required
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place rose hips into a mason jar.
  2. In a small saucepan warm up the apple juice, bring to a low low simmer.
  3. Turn off heat and pour the juice over the rosehips in the mason jar and give it a stir.
  4. Put on a lid and let it sit overnight. You really just want the juice to get warmed up a bit, as it helps soften the rose hips. You could completely skip this step and just add the rose hips and juice to the jar and proceed as well.
  5. In the morning it will have a thick jam like texture. You could potentially use it as is (and I have), however I'm going to spice it up a bit.
  6. Next, place the chopped strawberries, chia seeds and cinnamon (if using) into the mason jar.
  7. Use an immersion blender to blend well, about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Taste and add sweetener or more cinnamon if desired. I like to avoid any added sugar since it is already fruit with juice. So, I add a touch of the liquid stevia drops and keep it a slight bit on the tart side. My boys love it! However, you can certainly add a bit of maple syrup or honey to taste.
  9. Serve with coconut flour crepes and some coconut whipped cream for a delightful little breakfast or snack!
Just think, with this strawberry rosehips jam, you are getting a nice hit of vitamin C, bioflavonoids, antioxidants, enzymes, fiber and boosting the immune system all in one fell swoop!

Do you use Rose Hips in your healthy kitchen? What uses have you found for them…..we’d love to know!

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