Rose Tea – A Brew Made with Love

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

We’ve all been in love at some point in our lives. From a simple crush to a proper relationship, love comes in many forms, but you have to admit, it is a fantastic feeling. Getting those butterflies in your stomach by just mentioning or seeing them, it’s exhilarating. Spending time with your loved ones can be one of the best moments of your life. Expressing love with your actions is equally important. Although roses are considered a symbol of love, they are a bit old school, don’t you think? While you’re thinking of new and creative ways of expressing love, let me give you a suggestion: Rose Tea. 

Just hear me out; A cool new way of showing your affection that is also healthy for you. I’m pretty sure that something unique like this will definitely impress your loved one. Do you know a remarkable fact about it? Rose tea is completely caffeine-free, meaning it won’t disturb your sleep like most beverages out there. 

Tea as a Gift? Really?

Just think about it. Going out for coffee is so cliché! I won’t rant about how coffee is an unhealthy option for regular consumption; let’s leave that one for another day. What I do wanna talk about are the benefits of choosing tea instead. Next time you plan a date, instead of going out for coffee, you can make a fresh cup of Rose Tea for your significant other. It will also show that you’ve put some effort into making the tea, even though it’s super easy to make!. A cup of Rose Tea is perfect not just for your skin- but your body and mind as well! Not convinced yet? Keep reading. 

What’s So Great About Rose Petals?

Pink Rose Petals and a bottle of Rose Oil Placed on a wooden coaster with white background.
Rose Petals and Essential Oil
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Undoubtedly the most famous symbol of love, rose petals provide so much more than just appreciation for love. 

Rose Petals help Smoothen the Respiratory System.

Roses have cultural and medicinal significance. All roses are edible, and therefore an aromatic herbal beverage can be made by using them. They may help smoothen your respiratory system from the inside. 

In a lab test, the researchers found that ethanolic and aqueous extracts of the rose plant significantly reduced the number of coughs induced by citric acid in guinea pigs. The aqueous, ethyl acetate and n-butanol fractions of the Damask rose also had a relaxant effect on the tracheal smooth muscle of guinea pigs. 

Rose Petals may help Reduce Stress.

Today, almost every one of us experiences stressful situations. It’s hard to cope with it, and we should take care of our loved ones if they ever feel stressed out. A simple, homemade, and natural way of handling stress is to consume some freshly brewed Rose Tea.

Roses are known for their therapeutic properties for a long time. Rose oil may help in reducing nervous stress and tension. 

In a study conducted on male mice under chronic stress, researchers aimed to investigate the neuropsychological effects of a water-soluble extract of French rose. The results indicated that french rose extract exerted an anti-stress effect on the mice subjected to chronic stress. 

Rose Helps the Central Nervous System.

The central nervous system (CNS) controls most functions of your body and mind. It has three broad functions: sensory input, information processing, and motor output. It is literally the backbone of your health (pun intended).

Apart from the antidepressant and antianxiety effects, the ethanolic extract of the flowering tops of Damask rose has other properties as well. Rose is shown to possess a potent hypnotic activity on the central nervous system in mice. The scientists observed that the sleeping times were increased. This extract also shows anticonvulsant and analgesic effects and promotes nerve growth in mice.

Rose is Anti-Diabetic.

People suffering from diabetes have it tough. The only way to combat diabetes is to either prevent it or modify our lifestyle to deal with the damage caused. Rose may help here. Research suggests that Damask rose exerts an anti-diabetic effect on our body.

In a study, researchers orally administered some amount of methanol extract of Damask rose in normal and diabetic rats. As a result, significantly decreased blood glucose after maltose loading was observed.

Also, Damask rose was identified as a potent inhibitor of the α-glucosidase enzyme, which can reduce the postprandial glucose level in the blood. The polyphenols present in rose tea may help in the prevention of type-2 diabetes.

Rose is also Anti-Ageing.

Rosewater is often seen as a prominent component in most beauty products. This is mainly due to the anti-ageing properties. Rose is rich in antioxidants. These are the compounds that protect our cells from the damage caused by free radicals.

Free radicals cause damage on a cellular level, which might result in oxidative stress, which can cause premature ageing issues. Research suggests that the anti-ageing properties of rose-flower extract might be due to its antioxidant activity. 

Rose Petals can Alleviate Menstrual Cramps.

Almost 50% of women suffer from menstrual pains. Some of them even experience headaches, diarrhoea, fatigue, and vomiting during their menstruation period. Rose tea has been used in Chinese medicine as a traditional remedy for menstrual pains.

In a Taiwanese study, researchers gave 2 cups of rose tea to 130 teenagers daily for 12 days. They did this for a duration of 6 menstrual cycles. Compared to the control group, those given the tea reported less menstrual pain and a better mental health condition.

Let’s Pour Some Love into that Cup!

Make a fresh cup of some Rose Tea and celebrate love. It’s a representation of your love, endearment, and affection for them, and an indicator that you care about their health. The fresh rose fragrance and the subtle, floral aroma will leave you in a state of bliss.

Wanna know why you should try more herbal teas? Read this blog: Adopt Herbal Tea – A Healthy Alternative to Coffee. If you’re looking to try something new, try High Mountain Rose Darjeeling Tea– one of the best teas from our Skin Wellness Collection.

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