Awaken all your senses

Each room at the Oštarija Herbelier bears its own signature. You can relax according to your own tastes in 12 suites and rooms: Find a herb with the scent that will relax and soothe you. Among the pillows, choose the one that will help you sink into the most peaceful sleep.

Each morning, we treat our guests to a royal homemade breakfast. Remember to take advantage of the many benefits in the surrounding area: Contact us or give us a call.

The green thread of Oštarija Herbelier is made of native herbs. They are harvested on the edges of ancient forests, on local hills of green, on vast hayfields and grown in our own gardens. We surprise you with their selections in our cuisine, we use them in our pillows to help you relax and we use them to inspire you through special adventures.

We warmly welcome everyone: travelers, families, business guests, children, as well as pets. We are looking forward to your visit!

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Rosehip tea

Rosehip tea eliminates springtime and/or autumn fatigue, flaccidity and pallor. Drinking rosehip tea with added linden flowers is recommended for colds. Such tea should be regularly ingested in wintertime. Due to the structure of rose hips, the tea should be boiled for 5-10 minutes (let it boil). As mentioned above, the vitamin C in the tea can last up to several hours. One can drink 2-3 cups a day; however, caution is advised as too much of rosehip tea could have a bad effect on the spinal cord and heart.
Let yourselves rest in the ROSEHIP suite (Slovenian for rosehip: ŠIPEK).

Rosehip or wild rose

The pink rosehip flowers can be admired throughout Slovenia in early summer, with fruits ripening in September and October. One of the oldest medicinal and ornamental plants is mentioned in millennias-old texts, and both traditional and modern medicine recognize wild rose fruits for their healing effects.

The fruit helps boost your immune system. Due to its high content of Vitamin C, it helps prevent flus and colds, it helps prevent bleeding gums, reduce inflammation of joints and improve their mobility. The fruit is beneficial for pregnant women with anemia and it helps nursing mothers eliminate fatigue.

Collect rosehips in the fall. Cut them, peel the seeds and thoroughly rinse off the whitish hairs. Then, dry them. Such fruits have a pleasant aromatic fruit aroma and a sour, slightly tart taste.

A useful rosehip recipe

"Sweet rosehip spirit"
Soak the harvested and cleaned rosehip fruits (about half a kilo) in cold water for a few hours. Then drain them, dry them and cut them into small pieces. When finished, place them into bottles, sprinkle with sugar (300 g of white sugar) and pour spirit over them (3 L). When the bottles are full, close them tightly and place them somewhere warm - in direct sunlight, which will help dissolve the sugar in a few days. Over the next few consecutive days (a week or two) stir each bottle daily to make it easier for the sugar to dissolve. After one or two weeks (whichever you prefer), the spirit is ready.

Rosehip and its many faces

Rosehip is, in fact, a wild rose. It is one of the oldest ornamental plants. Due to it being a useful herb with medicinal effects, rosehip is used both by traditional and modern medicine. It should be a must to have in your tea collection; when it gets too cold, rosehip boosts our body’s immune system and also helps prevent and treat seasonal illnesses, which are so common due to temperature changes in March and April as well as during wintertime.

How do you call it at home? Slovenian language uses numerous different names for select diverse herbs, which indicates their widespread use – across different lands and across different periods and generations. Rosehip is no exception; the folk names for rosehip most often indicate its usefulness or appearance. To translate just a few: hag's tooth, wild rose, little hen, stepmother, dog rose, itchy shrub, wolf’s tooth, toothy.

Which one do you like best? Our favourite is: "Do you want a cuppa of hag’s teeth?"