Description: Rosemary tea is derived from the rosemary plant. It is a woody herb with ever-green, needle-like leaves and pink, purple or blue flowers which are present in the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae in which many other herbs are also present.
Many herbs have known to provide health benefits. Amongst them rosemary is such a herb that it has been acclaimed for the therapeutic properties it possesses. Rosemary is a herb that is available all through the year and has leaves that resemble a needle. It is due to the bitterness of the leaves that it proffers so many health benefits. It is best to have rosemary in the form of a tea as the benefits of rosemary herbal tea are numerous. Rosemary tea acts as an antioxidant due to the powerful properties it gets from boiling in water. There are many benefits that the rosemary herbal tea provides to its users as given below :
Good Tonic – Rosemary tea is an excellent tonic for the entire body and beneficial for the proper functioning of brain, heart and liver.
Antioxidant – Rosemary tea is a very good antioxidant and provides very good relief from many pains and aches.
Skin Soother – It is an excellent skin soother and helps relive all kinds of skin irritations.
Power of Vitamins – Rosemary Tea is filled with loads of vitamins such as beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K.
Muscle Relaxant – Rosemary Tea is a very good muscle relaxant and especially helpful for those suffering from rheumatism pains.
Analgesic Properties – The analgesic properties of the rosemary tea make it a great drink during fevers and headaches as it brings relief to the symptoms associated with them.
Resists Infection – Rosemary tea has the special properties of fighting bacteria and infections and therefore very useful to build immunity against frequent infections.
Brain Power – Rosemary tea has the property of preventing and treating symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and helps in improving memory as well.
Making rosemary tea is quite easy. Two methods of making rosemary tea are mentioned here :
1. Rosemary tea with honey
The ingredients needed for two cups of rosemary tea are:
3 tsp. honey
1 to 2 herbs of fresh rosemary or 1-1.5 tsp. of dried rosemary
2 cups boiling water
Firstly you need to break the rosemary herb into small pieces. Now boil the rosemary extract in a small pan for stronger taste. You can boil the small pieces with water and honey. Reduce the heat when it is fully boiled. Your tea will be ready after five minutes. You can press rosemary against the side of pan to extract the juice if you want stronger taste.
2. Rosemary tea with milk
The ingredients needed to make rosemary tea with are:
1 cup of milk
1 sprig of rosemary or 1 tsp. of dried rosemary
1 tsp. honey
Firstly divide rosemary into four pieces and put three of these pieces in a saucepan and add milk in it. Slowly bring it to a boil and reduce the heat of rosemary for five minutes. You need to be patient and stir the milk continuously for five minutes. You should press the rosemary against the side of the pan to get stronger taste. Now wait five minutes. The tea is now ready to drink. Add 1 tsp. of honey for taste.