Rose-hip tea is a great tasting and highly beneficial type of herbal tea made from, you guessed it, rose-hips.
Now a days Rose-hip is being added in may type of tea blends and enhances their flavor and depth. For example, rose hip go very well with this Buddha Meditation Tea Blend. It has a delicate, floral flavor that’s slightly sweet with a distinct aftertaste.
While there are countless species of rose plants, most commonly used rose hips for tea blends is Rosa Canina Plant.
Rose hips have numerous benefits; increasing immunity, benefiting heart health, weight loss, and reducing skin aging and just to name a few.
Here are some health benefits of drinking rose-hip tea:
Rose-hip Tea protect against heart diseases.
Researches have shown that the high concentration of antioxidants in rose-hips may benefit in heart related diseases.
Rose hips are also high in flavonoids. These antioxidants have been shown to reduce blood pressure in people with high blood pressure levels. It is also found that people who consumed drink containing 40 grams of rose-hip powder per day had significantly improved blood pressure and bad cholesterol level, compared with the control group. However, it is also suggested that these beneficial effects may have been partially due to the high fiber content of the powder, so more research can clear further facts.
Rose-hip Tea accelerate Weight loss.
Drinking rose-hip tea may also accelerate weight loss process, just like normal un-sweetened Green Tea. Rose hips from the Rosa Canina Plant are high in an antioxidant called tiliroside, which considered to have fat-burning properties.
Drinking Green tea anyways have proven benefits in burning fats and to help accelerate the metabolism process. Having rose-hips in the tea will enhance the benefit and flavour of the tea. Its worth a try.
Rose-hip Tea support the healthy immune system.
One of the most impressive benefits of rose hip tea is the high concentration of vitamin C. The same is true with the rose-petal tea. The exact amount can vary, but rose hips have been shown to have among highest Vitamin C of all fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin C plays very essential roles in stimulating the production of white blood cells called lymphocytes, which protect your body against infection and enhance the function of lymphocytes. It also helps maintain skin’s protective barrier (epidermis) against outside pathogens. Its not only vitamin C, Rose hips also contain high levels of vitamins A and E, as well as polyphenols and all of which help strengthen and protect immune system.
Rose-hip Tea help reduce pain and inflammation.
Rose-hip tea is high in polyphenols and galactolipids; compounds those are rich with anti-inflammatory characteristics. Some studies suggest that use of rosehip significantly reduce joint pain in people with osteoarthritis and twice as likely to improve pain levels.
Rose-hip Tea helps you look younger.
The protein in your body that is responsible for providing elasticity to your skin is called Collagen and vitamin C has been proven to promote collagen synthesis and protect skin cells against sun damage. Which helps keep your skin looking tighter and younger. The rose-hip tea is high in this vitamin, and drinking it few times a day could benefit your skin.
On top of that, rose-hip tea also contains the carotenoid astaxanthin, which may have anti-aging effects, as it helps prevent the breakdown of collagen. Some other carotenoids in rosehip tea may benefit skin health as well; specially vitamin A and lycopene.
Rose-hip tea is very easy to make at home and it fully of many benefits. Its high levels of antioxidants, boost immune system, aid weight loss, reduce joint pain, support healthy-looking skin, and protect against heart. On top of that, this is a very delicious drink that can add a zest of flavor to your beverage.
It is easy to brew at home and can be made from the pseudo-fruits of any rose plant. We do recommend to avoid using rose hips from a plant that uses pesticide, as it may not be safe for human consumption.
To make a tea, simply place 4–8 rose hips in a cup (240 ml) of boiled water. Let the tea steep for 10–15 minutes and then remove the fruits. You can either use dried rose hips, fresh hips yourself or buy loose-leaf rosehip tea.
To brew from the loose-leaf tea, place 1–2 teaspoons of tea in an infuser and pour a cup (240 ml) of boiled water. Steep for 5 minutes and then remove the infuser. Tea tastes delicious both freshly brewed and even iced.