Rosehip Tea Benefits
When you think about roses, you see flowers, right? That’s all fair and well, but forgotten for too long is Rosehip Tea benefits. Though not as beautiful as their floral counterparts, these small, seemingly insignificant fruits have much to offer. So what is Rosehip Tea? What are its benefits? These questions and many more will be answered in this article. Once you know the facts and figures, you can try Rosehip Tea for yourself. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company stock a wide variety of Teas and blends that contain Rosehips.
Rosehip Tea also contains trace amounts of ascorbic, citric acid, copper, cobalt, iron, malic, phosphorus and silicon. Combined, these chemical compounds can do wonders for your health and wellbeing. You can find out more about Calories in Tea and Nutritional Facts in our article.
What is Rosehip Tea?Rosehip Tea comes from the fruit of the Rosa (Rose) plant belonging to the Rosaceae family. The plant itself is a herbaceous shrub found throughout much of the world. Evidence suggests that it originated from Northern Persia (modern-day Iraq and Iran). Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was one of the first practices to recognise Rosehip Tea benefits. According to TCM, known for being a holistic view of medicine, Rosehips can treat kidney and urinary issues. Indian Ayurvedic Medicine later used them for improved brain function. Rosehips played a small but significant role for the Allies during the Second World War (1939-1945). German naval blockades around the British Isles had resulted in a lack of citrus fruit. This, in turn, meant that the British people were not getting enough Vitamin C. Rosehip Tea became an excellent alternative due to its exemplary nutritional value - one of many Rosehip Tea benefits.
How To Make Rosehip TeaThere is nothing better than a cup of this Herbal Tea during the colder winter months. But how do you make it? It’s actually pretty simple. All you need is boiling water, a cup and, of course, Rosehips - dried ones, specifically.
- Put Rosehip Herbal Tea into one of our Loose Tea Filters or a loose leaf tea infuser.
- Boil water, making sure it’s fresh for better oxygen levels and, ultimately, better taste.
- Put your Tea into a cup.
- Add freshly boiled water.
- Let the infusion steep for between 5 and 10 minutes. It’s worth noting that the longer you leave it, the stronger it tastes.
Calories and NutritionRosehip Tea reportedly contains no more than four calories per 8 oz serving. This makes it an excellent alternative to unhealthy beverages such as soft and fizzy drinks. It may also help in the fight for weight loss (you’ll find out more about this later!). Furthermore, it contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants capable of improving life in small yet significant ways. Its antioxidants, in particular, can combat free radicals in the body. This ultimately reduces the risk of developing a multitude of chronic conditions. Its abundance of Vitamin C, meanwhile, supports the immune system. This, in turn, can ward off minor colds and influenza (flu). But that, of course, isn’t all that it can do. It’s other constituents include, but are not limited to:
Rosehip Tea Constituents
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