Rosemary is a fragrant evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean. It has a long history of culinary and aromatic uses. Rosemary has a lot of health benefits, therefore, the leaf and its oil are used to make medicine.
The herb not only tastes good in culinary dishes, such as rosemary chicken and lamb, but it is also a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B-6.
Many people enjoy rosemary tea for its flavor, aroma, and healthiness.
Here are some potential health benefits and uses of rosemary tea, as well as possible drug interactions and a recipe to make it.
Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds
Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation.
Rosemary tea also helps neutralize harmful particles called free radicals.
Germany’s Commission E has approved rosemary for the treatment of indigestion.
Enhancing memory and concentration
The aroma from rosemary can improve a person’s concentration, performance, speed, and accuracy.
Boosting your mood
Evidence shows that drinking and inhaling compounds in rosemary tea may help boost your mood and improve sleep.
Rosemary extract may improve mood by promoting a healthy balance of gut bacteria and reducing inflammation in the hippocampus, the part of your brain associated with emotions.
Prevent brain aging
Some studies have suggested that rosemary may significantly help prevent brain aging. The therapeutic ability of rosemary for the prevention of Alzheimer’s shows promise, but more studies are needed.
How to make rosemary tea?
- Bring 10 ounces (295 ml) of water to a boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of Oympias dried rosemary leaves to the hot water. Alternatively, place the leaves in a tea infuser and steep them for 5–10 minutes, depending on how flavorful you like your tea.
- Strain the rosemary leaves from the hot water using a mesh strainer with small holes, or remove them from the tea infuser. You can discard the used rosemary leaves.
- Pour your rosemary tea into a mug and enjoy. You can add a sweetener, such as sugar, honey, or agave syrup if you like.
Source: Healthline, Medical News Today