Rosehip tea is a floral-flavor beverage that has a slightly sweet with a distinct tart aftertaste. It is made from the pseudo-fruits of the rose plant (Rosa canina). The tea is known to provide innumerable health benefits because of its flavonoids – vitamin C, carotenoids, catechins, polyphenols, and other phytochemicals. Below are some of its health benefits.
Helps Prevent Diabetes
Rosehip tea contains antioxidants that may help lower our risk of many chronic diseases, including diabetes.
A study revealed that rosehip powder has a positive effect on inducing insulin levels and decreasing blood sugar levels, the primary risk factor for diabetes.
Helps Boost The Immune System
Rosehip tea is extremely rich in vitamin C. This vitamin plays an important role in stimulating the production of white blood cells called lymphocytes, which protect our body against infection, enhancing the function of lymphocytes, and helping maintain our skin’s protective barrier against outside pathogens.
In addition to this vitamin, rosehips also contain high amounts of vitamins A and E, as well as polyphenols which all help strengthen and protect our immune system.
Aids In Weight Loss
Rosehip tea is significantly rich in tiliroside, an antioxidant which may possess fat-burning properties, thereby helping us in our goal of losing some extra pounds and lowers our risk of obesity.
The anti-inflammatory properties of this tea can help soothe stomach muscles for us to able to deal with heartburn, bloating, and stomach cramps. Its triterpene acids fight off pathogens that can cause upset stomach and diarrhea. The high concentration of antioxidants also helps improve the absorption of important nutrients by the body. It has flavonoids that help break down food more efficiently by forming complexes with digestive enzymes.
May Help Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis
Consumption of rosehip tea may help prevent pains associated with sore joints and muscles. Its anti-inflammatory properties work by inhibiting the production of inflammatory proteins, according to the Arthritis Foundation.
One study revealed that rosehip powder helped reduce pain in the hips, joints, and knees by about a third. The study was conducted on 300 osteoarthritis patients.
Supports Heart Health
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, rosehip tea may protect us against cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and blood clots. It improves circulation by reducing inflammation in the arteries and blood vessels thus regulating blood pressure and lowering our risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Helps Enhance Skin Health
Since rosehips are excellent sources of vitamin C, consumption of it in tea form can help keep our skin looking tighter and more youthful and glowing. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin needed for collagen synthesis and to protect skin cells against sun damage.
In addition to this, the tea also has a keto-carotenoid called astaxanthin, which was found to possess anti-aging effects on the skin.