Rose Tea: A True Healing Concoction

A book and various roses with a cup of rose tea placed on a saucer, all placed on a tablecloth

We all know roses are the expression of love and purity. We have been using roses since the 16th century. Don’t take these tiny rose petals lightly, you cannot even imagine how much nutrition and healing properties these small petals have. Keeping this in mind, Ono Teas brings you an exquisite blend of freshest rose petals that is perfect for your mental and physical health. Let’s dive deeper into the rich history and distinct flavour of Rose Tea.

History of Rose Tea

Edmond Jabes once said that “One rose is enough for the dawn.” Roses are one of the most famous and fragrant flowers in the world. It is believed that roses are around 35-50 millions year old. How many roses one can name? Maybe red, yellow and white, well there are 30,000 varieties of rose present worldwide.  

Rose is a Symbol of Love and Purity  

As indicated by Greek mythology, Aphrodite, known as the goddess of beauty, gave the rose it’s name in honour of her son Eros by rearranging just one letter in his name. After some time, Eros gave the rose to Harpocrates, as a bribe to hide the shortcomings of the gods. From that point, rose got emblematic of mystery, quietness, and love.  

The development of roses probably started in Asia around 5000 years prior and they have been a part of human civilization from that point onward. Confucius wrote about roses in the Imperial Gardens around 500 B.C.  

Cleopatra Used Roses to Win her Love  

Fine arts on dividers and compositions depicting roses were found in the Egyptian entombment chambers. It is said that Cleopatra was fixated on roses and used them to tempt Mark Anthony. As far as anyone knows, she made them wellspring using rose water and her chamber stacked up with two feet of bloom petals attempting to win his affection. Additionally, the Persian King Nebuchadnezzar is said to have snoozed on a mattress loaded with blossom petals. Romans related rose with warmth, eminence, uprightness, and eagerness. Roman filled their showers with rose water used roses for the aroma to welcome their guest.

Europeans Used Roses to Welcome their Guest   

Alexander the Great is recognized for introducing roses into the thirteenth century. During this, European shelters protected the custom of rose. Subsequently, in the seventeenth century, roses ended up being esteemed so much, that roses and rose water were seen as a wellspring of legal sensitivity. During this period, Napoleon’s wife Josephine, an admirer of roses, set up one of the gardens of roses at Chateau de Malmaison where her nursery contained 250 rose assortments.  

Origin of Rose Tea  

Introducing in china, Rose Tea was during the Han tradition (141-87 BC) that roses obtained standard use in regular medicine and as a tool for trade. A combination of the unopened sprout buds was routinely used for its numerous health benefits while rosehip (the result of the plant), was used for its cooling property. Thereafter, individuals throughout the world began utilizing rose tea as a sweet-smelling and homemade infusion.  

Health Benefits of Rose tea  

1.Rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals  

Rose petals are rich in polyphenols which reduce the risk of diabetes and a certain type of cancers. Rose petals are rich in gallic acid which exhibits anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Moreover, the history of Rose tea reflects that it is rich in anthocyanins which contributes to good eye health and immunity.  

2.It helps in menstrual pain   

Menstrual pain comes with a lot of difficulties like vomiting, dizziness, and headaches. One study indicated that drinking two cups of rose tea a day reduced the pain and discomfort during periods. Rose petals contain anti-inflammatory properties which help in reducing pain and comforting the mind.  

The efficacy of rose tea on primary dysmenorrheal syndrome (PMS) was confirmed in a double-blind cross over the clinical trial on single girls. Rose tea with no side effects decreased the average pain density in PMS such as mefenamic acid.  

3. It fights cancer  

Rose tea is rich in antioxidants especially polyphenols which are extremely useful against free radicals. Geraniol is present in rose petals which is responsible for the death of cancer cells.  

4. It is good for skin   

We are using rose in beauty products for ages. Roses are rich in vitamin-A, vitamin-c which helps to tighten the skin. Rose petals hold anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which help in fighting acne.

5. It protects from urinary tract infections   

Urinary tract infections are quite painful. Rose tea is anti-bacterial and contains polyphenols that help in fighting infection.   

How Much Rose Tea should I Drink a day? 

It’s completely fine to consume 2 to 3 cups of Rose tea per day. Rose tea is caffeine-free and is rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Depending upon your lifestyle and stress levels you can drink up to 3 cups.  

What Is the Best Time to Drink Rose Tea? 

You can drink Rose tea along with your breakfast or in the evening time with some roasted foxnuts and raisins. However, if you are suffering from high-stress levels or you always crave something to drink that can stimulate you, you can take this tea at any time of the day. If you are suffering from cold or menstrual pain, then you should consume it immediately. 

Conclusion 

I  know you are convinced about the fact that these tiny rose petals are not ordinary and the infusion made out of these freshest rose petals is the best remedy to soothe your mind and body after a long hectic day. So, what are you waiting for? Grab this tea online from our website, enjoy it while sitting on the couch and reading your favourite novel. 

A Perspective on Tea
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