Tea is one of the oldest companion of human beings. Aromatic bush of Rosemary has a long history of use in herbal and Ayurvedic medicine.
Rosemary tea is loaded with a lot of health benefits. But as everyone knows that every coin has two faces same is true with Rosemary tea also. Rosemary tea alongwith health benefits may have some side effects if not used with some precautins. So here I will discuss Health benefits, side effects and precautioins of Rosemary tea.
Nutrients of Rosemary
- Rich source of Manganese (for healing injuries)
- Carnosic acid (antioxidant property)
- Rosmarinic acid (antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties)
- Best source of Pantothenic acid, Niacin, Riboflavin, Folate, Thiamin
Health Benefits of Rosemary Tea
- Stress buster and anxiety reliever
- Improves memory
- Prevents and cures cancer due to antioxidant action
- Helps in gradual weight loss
- Treats Alzheimer’s disease
- Prevents liver damage
- Helps in lowering blood sugar and controlling Diabetes
- Protects and improves vision
- Promotes hair growth
- Anti spasmodic property relieves pain during menstruation
- Used in aroma therapy to relieve stress and depression.
Side Effects of Rosemary Tea
Intake of Rosemary tea in large quantity may lead to:
- Convulsions and seizures
- Stomach irritation
- Abortion and miscarriage
Precautions with Rosemary Tea
Rosemary tea should be avoided during pregnancy as it is known for stimulating menstrual flow and may cause miscarriage.
How to Make Rosemary Tea
- Boil 1 cup of water (150 ml). Place few washed sprigs of rosemary in a tea mug and pour boiled water in the cup. Wait for a minute a enjoy your Rosemary tea.
- You can combine it with black tea, lemon, mint, chamomile. Use honey as sweetener. Rosemary tea tastes equally good even without sweetener.
- Longer you keep rosemary sprigs dipped in boiled water the stronger the tea becomes.
Dried sprigs of Rosemary are available in market alongwith black tea. You can find them online also.