Rose Tea: Properties, Benefits, Recipe

Rose tea is an infusion that has become fashionable very recently, despite the fact that it has been taken in Asian countries for centuries. Few of us knew that roses, in addition to being a flower with an intoxicating perfume, could be used to drink their petals in a cup of tea. Among the benefits of this infusion, we highlight that it acts as a natural diuretic that will help us eliminate toxins, as well as maintain the figure; It is also ideal for improving digestive processes and getting us to better metabolize the nutrients we take in with our diet. 

Main properties of rose tea

Among the composition of rose petals we find essential nutrients for our health such as vitamin C, being one of the vegetable sources with the highest composition of this nutrient (for every 100 g of dry petals we find between 1700-2000mg of this vitamin).

We also find in its composition vitamins A, D and E, fatty acids and antioxidant flavonoids. Thanks to its nutritional values, rose tea can find a variety of beneficial properties for health such as the following.

digestive properties

  • One of its functions for our digestion is that rose tea has been used to combat constipation as it acts as a natural laxative.
  • It is also a very effective remedy against other digestive disorders such as diarrhea.
  • It improves our digestion making it last less time and is lighter.

antioxidant properties

  • Its compound in antioxidants (especially catechin polyphenols) helps us both to protect our skin from free radicals and to eliminate cancer cells.
  • Provides healthy skin and above all a younger appearance.
  • It increases our level of cellular well-being thanks to its anti-aging properties.

slimming properties

  • It is a diuretic infusion that will help you reduce fluid retention and also purify your body.
  • It activates the metabolism and helps us burn more calories.
  • It also contributes to metabolic stabilization which will keep our weight and shape under control.

Other benefits of rose tea

Although we have known some of its properties, rose tea can also provide us with benefits such as the following:

  • Thanks to its high content of vitamin C, rose tea will be a great ally for our immune system, thus making our defenses work much better.
  • It also serves to relieve the symptoms of a cold and protects us from possible infections.
  • It has a great sedative effect : it helps us reduce insomnia and rest better. It also does not contain theine or any other stimulant, which makes it ideal to take at night.
  • Rose tea also helps purify the liver and iron absorption.

How to make rose tea

To enjoy all the mentioned properties it is necessary to know how to make rose tea. For this you only need 5 or 6 rose petals that are very easy to find in any herbalist. Once you have the rose petals you just have to follow the following steps to make this infusion:

  1. We take the rose petals and wash them to eliminate possible toxins or pesticides.
  2. We let them dry just a little and if we want the rose petals to maintain their properties, they need to be fresh.
  3. Fill a saucepan with a cup of water and add the 5 or 6 rose petals.
  4. Let the mixture boil for approximately 5 to 10 minutes. When it is boiled, let the infusion rest for a few minutes.
  5. Once you have let it rest, add it to the cup and you will have the rose tea ready.

Rose tea has a very mild flavor, but if you wish, you can sweeten the infusion, preferably with honey or cinnamon, since sugar diminishes its properties. To notice results and enjoy its benefits, you should drink rose tea 2 or 3 times a day (preferably after each meal).

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