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Rose Petal Tea Recipe and Benefits of Rose Petal Tea
Rose (scientific name – Rosa Rugosa) is not just a flower to decorate your room, give to someone you love or make your garden look beautiful. Rose is a medicinal herb, and many herbal remedies can be extracted from rose petal, root, stem or leaves.
All rose petals are edible. Rose petals also make great wine, sherbet, jam or jelly. Rose water or rose essential oil can also be used in cooking to give flavor and aroma. Food and drink prepared from rose extracts not only taste great but also revitalize your body. A spoon of rose water in your bathtub will give you lasting fragrance.
One of the easiest ways to benefit from rose is to drink rose petal tea, rose stem tea or rose petal sherbet.
Medicinal values of rose
Since ancient times, rose has been extensively used in treatment. Different parts of rose can be used internally and externally to cure myriad of conditions, and it helps your body to heal naturally. Rose can cure people visually and from aroma. Rose aroma therapy helps to reduce stress.
Rose essential oil and rose water is a great antioxidant. Rose petals puree can be used as face pack to enhance color of your skin. Rubbing rose essential oil or rose water after a bath makes your skin smooth.
Rose roots are rich with vitamin C, which helps to remove oxidant effects and supports immune system.
Rose stem contains all of B vitamins, including vitamin D, E and K.
Rose petal jelly can be a great supplement of vitamins. Rose petal is rich with vitamin C.
Benefits of rose petal tea
Rose petal tea not only detoxifies your body, but also helps blood circulation, relieves pain and cure gastro disorders. You can use fresh or dried rose petals to make tea. Rose petal has a pleasing taste. Dry rose petals away from direct sun light and then store in airtight container. Rose petals you use must be free from pesticides.
- Two table spoon dried rose petals, If you are using fresh petals use a cup of rose petals.
- Two pieces Cloves
- One piece Cardamom
- One table spoon Honey
- Pour a cup of water in a saucepan.
- Add rose petals, cloves and cardamom.
- Boil for five minutes.
- Strain and pour in a cup.
- Sweeten with honey.
- You can also experiment by adding a pinch of green tea.
Rose stem tea
The process to make rose stem tea is similar to rose petal tea.
Benefits of rose stem tea
Rose stem is a natural multi vitamin and cures vitamin deficiency. Drink rose stem tea or chew rose stem once a day to boost your immune system. Rose stem has anti inflammatory properties and helps people suffering from knee and hip pain.
How to make rose sherbet
Fresh rose petals one cup
Sugar syrup two table spoon
One glass of water
Four ice cubes
Cloves four pieces
Cardamom one piece
Aniseed ½ table spoon
Black pepper four pieces
Grind rose petals, aniseed, cardamom, cloves and black pepper to make a puree.
Add puree and sugar syrup in to the glass of water.
Stir and then strain the drink in another glass.
Add ice cubes.
You can also use carbonated water instead of plain water. If you are using carbonated water use one table spoon of lemon juice, instead of clove, cardamom, black pepper and aniseed.