Rosehip | ثمر الورد
The fruit from the rose — the red-orange rosehip — can be made into jam or herbal tea. Rosehips are best harvested when soft and ripe, at which point they can be cut in half easily. Once halved, it’s important to remove the seeds and hairs; the seeds can be used to make rosehip seed oil, but the hairs should be discarded as they can irritate the digestive tract, including the throat, and the skin.
To make into tea: set the halved and cleaned rosehip buds outside in the sun for 1-2 days. If they cannot be put outside, dry them indoors for about a month. When dry, store them in jars. For a cup of tea, steep dry rosehips in hot water.
To make into jam: place the rosehips in a pot, cover them with double the amount of water, and let them cook until they are soft and mushy. Blend.
Batloun, Lebanon. September 14, 2022. (Chris Trinh/The Public Source)