Rose tea is made from the petals and buds of the rose plant. It has a lingering sweet smell and excellent health benefits.
Rose plant contains various nutrients that are beneficial for our overall health. It has flavonoids, anthocyanins, terpenes, glycosides, carboxylic acids, and several complex and simple organic compounds. Also present in its flowers are fatty oils, quercetin, kaempferol, and myrcene.
Rose tea’s anthocyanins help get rid of free radicals from our body. Aside from this, it is also loaded with gallic acid which is responsible for its strong antioxidant capacity. Along with phenolic acids and tannins, these important plant compounds enhance the medicinal value of rose tea.
Now let’s take a look at the perks to enjoy for drinking rose tea:
Helps Soothe Respiratory Distress
Rose tea is recommended for soothing the throat, respiratory tract, and lungs. It can help those individuals with flu, colds, bronchitis, and other respiratory illnesses. It works by expelling phlegm and mucus wherein bacteria live and thrive.
Helps Reduce Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Regularly drinking a cup of rose tea may help those who suffer from pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). It can reduce various symptoms of PMS.
Helps Detoxify the Body
Rose tea acts as a natural diuretic that can help the functions of the liver, increase urination, relieve fluid retention, and speeds up the release of toxins from the body.
Helps Prevent UTI
Due to its diuretic properties, rose tea can help flush out bacteria and toxins along the urinary tract, thereby making it beneficial for those suffering from UTI or simply prone to it.
Helps Improve Immunity
By simply drinking a cup of rose tea, we can supply our body with vitamin C, which is important for strengthening our immune system in order to lower our chance of getting cold or flu.
Helps Prevent Sleep Disorders
Suffering from insomnia or regularly having disturbed or interrupted sleep? Try rose tea before going to bed at night. It has natural sedative properties that can help reduce inflammation, ease stress, and regulate hormones related to Circadian rhythm and sleep patterns.
Helps Boost Digestion
Consumption of rose on a daily basis improves the process of digestion and fends off constipation, cramping, bloating or diarrhea. It also has antibacterial properties that work on any infections in the gastrointestinal tract or gut.
May Help In Managing Diabetes
The alcohol extract of rose petals has anti-diabetic effects. According to studies, it can decrease blood glucose levels.
Helps Reduce Stress
A cup of rose tea is also beneficial for those who suffer from depression and anxiety. It has the ability to reduce stress by lowering levels of hormones produced by it.
How To Make Rose Tea At Home
With Fresh Rose Petals
Get 1 cup of organic, pesticide-free, fresh rose petals and wash them gently under running water. Place the petals in a saucepan with 3 cups of hot water and steep for about 5-6 minutes. Strain the contents into serving cups and add honey to taste, if necessary. Serve hot!
With Dried Rose Petals
Add 1 cup of dried rose petals and 2-3 cups of water in a boiling pot. Boil the contents for about 5-6 minutes and strain the contents into serving cups.