Have you ever heard of rose bud tea? Well, if not, then you’re missing out on what some would define as the healthiest and most delicious tea of them all. Rose tea has been around for centuries helping people heal their bodies. The tea itself is best made from fresh rose petals, but some like to use dehydrated rose petals when fresh are not available. Rose petals are so powerful when it comes to healing that they’re often used to create essential oils.
Do you know where rose water was originally consumed for health purposes? It was primarily used in the Middle East region but it now is utilized across the globe.
If you do a little bit of research, you’ll soon be able to see that the use of roses in ancient medical procedures was prominent. In fact, roses were frequently used to help fight off a variety of sicknesses including digestive issues, chest pain, abdominal issue, and more.
They also act as an anti-inflammatory as well. If you’re having digestive issues with possible constipation problems, then you might want to look into consuming rose oil. It was once used as a laxative. Supposedly, it’s helpful in combating depression issues as well as anxiety.
What Does Rose Tea Have In It?
Rose tea has a few things in it that we’ve grown to love today. If you’re into products containing vitamin C, then you’ve come to the right place. If you’re into consuming antioxidants to help fight off free radicals, then this is what you need! The calorie free tea is incredible for your skin, your mind, your body and is one that you need to start drinking daily.
What Are The Benefits?
I’ve already explained that rose tea has a ton of vitamin C in it. That’s not all that it contains, though. You’ll find that it also contains polyphenols as well as antioxidants. Are you familiar with the antioxidant quercetin? What about ellagic acid?
If you’re worried about damage at the cellular level or even heart damage, or cancer, then you’ll want to start consuming rose tea immediately!
Let me dive further into the skin benefits of consuming rose tea.
I’ve drilled into your head that rose petals have a significant amount of vitamin C in them. Some say that drinking just a single cup of rose tea can deliver that same amount of vitamin c that dozens of oranges will. I’m not sold on that quite yet but that’s what some people claim. However, don’t take my word for it! What I can say is that it’s packed with vitamin C and plenty of antioxidants. It is definitely a better source versus taking it in supplement form.
If you want to fight off free radicals as well as environmental toxins, then you need to simply consume natural resources that can help your body fight against these things.
How’s your skin in terms of wrinkles? Is it beginning to sag at all? If so, then the rose tea will help you fight off the sagging and wrinkling of your skin by boosting collagen production.
In the event that you have mild acne, it’s possible that you’ll be able to reduce the presence of acne with rose tea. The rose petals are both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory with can help clear things up. In fact, that’s part of the reason why you might see many products on the shelves at Ulta or Sephora containing either rose hip extract or even rose petals. It’s also part of the reason why rose water and essential oils containing rose oil extract are used to naturally clear your skin.
Less Menstrual Pain
Some report stated that people consume rose tea to help alleviate their menstrual pains that women get such as cramping. I’m not exactly sure how valid that statement is given that I don’t trust my source. However, I still felt the need to share it with you given that it’s what I learned throughout my discovery process.
Let’s cover anxiety and stress levels. Are yours through the roof? Good, then a cup of rose tea will do you good. Drinking even just a single cup might help improve your mood and reduce anxiety and stress levels. Given that it’s completely natural, I see no harm in giving it a shot to see how your body reacts to it. That is, assuming you’re not severely allergic to rose petals. Of course, drinking tea may not help alleviate your anxiety or stress issues completely. However, it should help somewhat.
Do you have an issue with maintaining a proper body weight? If your problem is overeating due to hunger, then rose tea is what you need. Drinking a single cup can help fight off that hungry feeling that we so often get. There’s nothing worse than this feeling far as I’m concerned.
Speaking of eating, in the event that you have digestive issues, you may want to start drinking tea made from rose petals to improve things. Apparently, rose tea helps increase bile production, which aids in food digestion.
How To Make Rose Tea
Making rose tea couldn’t get any easier. It’s super effective and simple to make. I want to make sure that you completely understand that you CANNOT use rose petals that have been treated with pesticides. If you have the ability to get your hands on some organic roses then I’d suggest you do so. If you decide to go with dried rose petals then go with organic 100%.
As for making your own, here’s what you need to do:
Take a cup of rose petals and clean them. Be sure to discard the white colored base if you do. Put forth the effort to wash the petals once again using clean water. Dry them with a clean towel.
Take one-half of a cup of water and bring it to a boil in a saucepan. Add the rose petals to the 80-degree celsius water. Let the rose petals simmer in the water for about ten minutes. Carefully strain the petals, pour the tea into a cup and add any additional spices that you’re like to include.
There aren’t really any side effects to drinking this kind of tea. However, I’d suggest that you not consume more than five cups per day. Doing so may cause you to have severe diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, and it may even cause dizziness.