The Beautiful Benefits of Rose Petal Tea
Roses in your tea? Yes please.
Rose petals have been used in teas and other medicinal tinctures for thousands of years in history. They create an aromatic, tangy herbal beverage that is thought to have numerous health benefits to the drinker.
A bit of history: it is hypothesized by some historians that drinking rose petals in tea may have originated in China. Today, rose tea is an integral part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine, considered to be able to regulate our life energy, or qi.
High in Antioxidants
Rose petals have been found to contain polyphenols and antioxidants at levels greater than or equal to those in green tea. This is because roses are rich in an antioxidant compound called gallic acid. This compound is known to have antimicrobial, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory effects on the body. Antioxidants help combat free radicals in the body, reducing the amount of cellular damage and oxidative stress in our tissues.
High in Anthocyanins
The pigments that make up the color of the rose petal are known as anthocyanin, and these are powerful compounds. According to some studies, anthocyanins like those in the rose petal tea are associated with lots of benefits: improved memory, lower risk of some cancers, improved eye health and urinary tract health.
Healthy Vitamins and Minerals
Rose petals in tea are a good source of vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, C, and E. They also are a source of iron and calcium. However, dried rose petals don't contain any "costs" such as calories, fat, carbohydrates or sugar.
Can Help with Pain
Studies have also shown that rose petal tea has also been able to help relieve menstrual cramps and pains. This is because rose petals in tea have been found to have anti-inflammatory activity similar to that of aspirin or ibuprofen. There was a study conducted on women who were experiencing dysmenorrhea, or menstrual cramps and pain. It found that there was a significant reduction in bloating, cramping and pain among those who drank rose tea.
It just happens to be our best-seller, too.
You read that right: year over year, our Passion Fruit and Rose Petal Oceania Tea continues to be the best-selling product in our line. We cater to businesses and individuals, finding that both types oof customers repeatedly come back for more. Not only is it beautiful, but it's popular. Curious about it?