Otherwise known as rose bud tea, rose tea is a very healthy not to mention delicious beverage made from either dehydrated or fresh rose petals. The healing powers of rose petals have been known for centuries and today they are used to make therapeutic essential oils as well as being enjoyed as a nutritious tea.
There is plenty of evidence that the rose family of flowers are ancient with rose fossils of around 30 million years of age being found across America. Although its water was originally used in the Middle East, it is now cultivated worldwide.
There is evidence that roses were used in ancient medicine to heal a vast array of sicknesses. These medicinal uses include treating chest and abdominal pains, menstrual bleeding and digestive issues.
Roses were also used to reduce inflammation in various parts of the body and to ease coughing. There is also evidence that oil extracted from roses was used as a mild laxativeand to treat emotional symptoms like depression, grief and anxiety.
Rose tea is fragrant, fruity and packed with vitamin C and antioxidants making it the ideal drink when your body needs a boost. Rose tea can benefit your body in any number of ways; it is great for the skin, can help you relax and being free of calories can even contribute towards your weight loss plan.