Rosemary tea is taken from the popular culinary herb, which is a member of the mint family. It is commonly used as an ingredient in Mediterranean recipes.
For centuries rosemary has been used for medicinal purposes and is still a popular herbal remedy to this day.
Benefits of Rosemary Leaf Tea
Rosemary leaf tea can be made easily from the fresh home grown herb.
Just steep several leaves for about 10 minutes in boiled water.
Alternatively, rosemary can be bought in ready-made tea bags from supermarkets or health food stores.
Tea made from rosemary is useful for a variety of ailments including:
- A cure for headaches. Due to the mild analgesic properties of the rosemary herb, drinking rosemary in tea form is thought to ease the pain associated with headaches and stomach cramps and so could be a very useful herbal remedy for those who suffer from pre-menstrual syndrome. It is also believed that drinking the tea can ease the symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism. A stronger tea, or one allowed to steep for a little longer, is also thought to be helpful in easing a fever.
- Rosemary is believed to improve memory function and helps to preserve the brain tissues by increasing blood flow to the brain. It has therefore been used as a supplement for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
- Regular consumption of rosemary herbal tea can help aid digestion. It can alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) intestinal spasms, diarrhea, and constipation as well as relieving bloating caused by water retention and excess gas, flatulence, and indigestion.
- Rosemary herb tea contains antiseptic properties and can be used as a mouthwash to alleviate ulcers and to gargle with to help relieve sore throats.
- Rosemary leaf tea is packed with vitamins, and just one cup a day can help to boost your recommended daily intake of many vitamins and minerals.
- Rosemary helps to stimulate blood flow. It is an ideal home remedy for those with poor circulation or anyone who is less mobile, such as the elderly.
- Rosemary herb tea can be used as a wash for the skin. Allowed to cool to lukewarm it can be applied using a washcloth and can help with some dermatological issues such as eczema and help to heal superficial wounds and bruises.
- Rosemary can help relieve skin irritations and is mild enough to use on a child. For relief from aching and sore muscles, add rosemary tea to bath water and soak the whole body.
- A batch of rosemary herb tea, allowed to cool, can be used as a rinse on the hair for lightening blonds. It can also help to strengthen and tone all hair types.
Side Effects of Rosemary Leaf Tea
Rosemary tea is relatively safe for anyone to use, but is not recommended for use by anyone who is pregnant without prior consultation with a medical professional.
Anyone who is susceptible to allergies or who is being treated for an existing medical condition should always seek expert advice prior to commencement of this or any other herbal supplement.