Along with looking and smelling beautiful, rose tea also has many health benefits. The antioxidant-rich tea, also known as rose bud tea, has been used by the Chinese dating all the way back to 5,000 years ago. It’s flavor can be described as subtle, floral, and slightly tangy. When one inhales, it’s almost as if, you probably guessed it, they’re smelling a bowl of fresh roses! So what kind of benefits can adding rose tea to your health regimen possibly have?
5 Benefits of Rose Tea:
- Good For The Skin
- According to a study conducted by Thring et al 2011, rose tea promotes essential collagen production- the protein most responsible for skin and hair health.
- Detoxifies The Body
- It’s active ingredients can help improve liver function and relieve fluid retention, speeding up the release of toxins.
- Relieves Menstrual Pain
- In this study, it specifically reduced pain and emotional symptoms and increased well-being of girls in Tawian.
- Improves Digestion
- It has antibacterial properties that quickly begin to work on any infections in the gastrointestinal tract or gut.
- Although, please drink a cup and see how your body reacts. It can begin acting as a laxative after 2 cups.
- Supports Immune System
- As an antioxidant it effectively lowers oxidative stress by stimulating the production of white blood cells and their functions.
How to make Rose Tea:
- Can be made from fresh or dried petals:
- Dried Petals
- Use 1-2 teaspoons of leaves for 1 cup of water that’s been heated just before boiling (194-203 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Steep for 2-3 minutes.
- Fresh petals
- Use 2 cups of fresh rose petals (remove the white portion at the base of the petal as it has a bitter taste) for 3 cups of water.
- Heat the water and petals at a gentle simmer for 5 minutes, and then strain.
- Dried Petals
- Can be left plain or sweetened with sugar or honey!
If you get a chance, have a cup on one of these beautiful sunny days and relax! If you take a picture, we’d love to see it! Self-care and wellness light up our world.