Last Updated on 05/25/2020 by Desmond
Rose is a great plant, often used as a symbol of love and romance in various literature and traditions. It got a beautiful appearance and charming fragrance. In addition to expressing love, it also used in perfumes, essential oils, flavorings, and making rose tea.
Rose tea typically made from the dried buds or petals, sometimes the fresh ones also a good choice. This type of herbal tea is rich in vitamin C, polyphenols, vitamin A, various minerals, nerol, geraniol, quercetin, and other antioxidants. That makes it provide lots of benefits to the body, and what’s great, rose tea seems to have few side effects.
Worth to know, even though rosehip tea is awesome, and their names are close, but rosehip and rose are not the same things.
Benefits Of Rose Tea
Dried rose buds and petals often take as a part of ingredients in the blended tea. Not only for the delicate taste and scent but the excellent benefits it brings. Most of the time, just take a pure cup of rose tea, also good for your health, especially for women.
Relieves Menstrual Pain
Rose tea is believed useful for dysmenorrhea in folks remedies. It can regulate hormones secretion, reduces the uterine congestion, and eliminate the spasm and mood swings that often happened during menstruation.
Ever a study about its effect. 130 female adolescents asked to consumed rose tea for 1, 3, 6 months, and their menstrual pain, distress, and anxiety during menstruation are obviously reduced and get a better psychological situation.
All we know rose got a soft aroma, also the tea it makes. When you are feeling stress at work, try to have a cup of rose tea. Because it is caffeine-free, it would not stimulates the nerves but relax them. Therefore, rose often used to take as an ingredient of the perfume or essential oil in aromatherapy.
A study suggested that the rose petals are rich in terpenes, flavonoids, and anthocyanins, all of them are potent antioxidants. They take a similar effect to the tea polyphenol, but not the same. That’s saying having rose tea may help to prevent the cells from oxidative stress, which means help to anti-age.
Good news for who love beauty, these antioxidants plays excellent works on the skin, not only prevent it from getting old but also a little help on whitening. That’s why many skincare products took it as a main component.
Chronic Disease Prevention
The cells suffered from oxidative stress in one of the leading causes of most chronic diseases. Such as cancer or heart vessel diseases, were caused by the excess radical. Fortunately, the antioxidant effect of rose tea could help to scavenge them and reduce the risk of getting the disease, also boosts your immune system at the same time.
Rose tea’s natural calming properties make it an excellent drink that eliminates stress and regulates hormones associated with sleep. If you suffer from insomnia or have a frequent awaken, it might be a good idea to try rose tea before bed. Brew it with lavender may get better results.
If you are suffering from the inflammation, such as bronchitis or stomatitis, rose tea may be a good choice for you. The antioxidant contained has anti-inflammatory effects. Having a cup of rose tea can help reduce the symptom, and the hot infusion can relax your muscle to relieve the upset feeling. These polyphenols also have a bactericidal effect, preventing the illness gets worse.
Thanks to the bactericidal effect’s benefits, rose tea is also suitable for the adjuvant treatment of gastrointestinal discomfort. It can help balance the microbial communities in intestinal, to relieves digestive problems such as constipation or bloating.
That may mean consuming overdosage rose tea may cause diarrhea, especially if you have more than 2 cups one time. You can moderately take first, and feel the body reaction to see if comfortable.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, rose tea is believed to benefit from improving the liver and promoting detox. And hot drinks can also take as a natural diuretic, prevent excessive accumulation of water in the body, and speed up the discharge of toxins.
Rose Tea Side Effects
Fortunately, except consume too much at one time may lead to diarrhea, rose tea seems not to have any side effects. But people who during medication or menstruating women should consult the doctor before having it. Besides, people who are allergic to pollen should pay particular attention.
How To Make Rose Tea
Rose tea is easy to make at home. Typically, the dried rose petal and buds are a better choice. Because the fresh ones contain more water, the taste is harder dissolving out.
Select some fresh rose flowers. Do not pick the field ones. They may be contaminated with pesticides or other unknows. You can take from the flower shop, or there are some edible roses sold on the market.
Washing them clearly, and steep them in the water for about half an hour.
Then bake them in an oven to dried.
Sometimes choose the dried rose tea product are more convenient.
Put a moderate amount of dried rosebuds or petals in a teapot, add 70℃ water in, cover, and steep for about 5-8 mins.
The taste of rose tea is hard to describe, that’s a kind similar to the flower smell, and light. If you want more flavor, you can add some other herbs like lavender, chamomile for flavoring. Or you can just add honey or one piece of lemon.