Roses

By

Valerie Lull

Roses are a universal symbol of love, especially red roses. They are beautiful to look at and the scent makes you feel good. Roses are often used in  cosmetics. They are also used in essential oils and aroma therapy. The rose hips are loaded with vitamin C. Today I am going to write about the health benefits of rose tea.

Rosebud tea has been used in Chinese medicine for over 5,000 years. It is sometimes called “the lady’s tea” because it has health benefits for women. Rose tea can help PMS and menstrual cramping. It also helps with emotional ups and downs.
.
Rose tea can be made from rosebuds, rose petals or rose hips. It clears toxins from the body and can relieve a sore throat or runny nose. It relieves fluid retention and also works as a laxative. Rose tea can help stress and fatigue and cleanses the liver promoting bile production. I was surprised to learn that rose tea contains about 50 mg of caffeine. It is less than a cup of coffee. The caffeine can boost energy and metabolism.

Rose tea is sometimes used with green tea. Both green tea and rose tea have been used for centuries for therapeutic and medicinal purposes. Together this blend contains antioxidants, vitamins, bioflavonoids, and alkaloids. Together they can boost the immune system and fight infection.

Rose tea can be used hot or iced and used with other teas to make interesting tea blends and enhance health. You can grow roses in your own yard and have a source of fresh rose petals and rose hips for tea. Rose tea is a remarkable tea and useful tool to enhance health.

Sources:
http://www.livestrong.com/article 1165-rose-tea-health-benefits
http://www.vega-licious.com/therapeutic-benefits-of-roses-and-rose-teas
http://www.activehealth.ie/wp/index.php/the-benefits-of-rosebud-tea/
http://www.teamajesty.com/health-benefits-of-rose-tea/
http://www.livestrong.com/article 269095-what-are-the-benefits-of-green-tea-with-rose/

As always, your comments and experiences with rose tea are welcome. For information about my book Ten Healthy Teas go to Amazon. Here is the link http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Healthy-Teas-Valerie-Lull/dp/1432784935/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1431261798&sr=1-2&keywords=Ten+Healthy+Teas

Valerie Lull
Author
Ten Healthy Teas
valerielull923@gmail.com

Advertisements

Published by

Simple Ways to Stay Healthy

I am a master herbalist and I write a blog about general health and wellness. I discuss herbs, natural remedies and nutrition.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s