The benefits of Rosemary tea are various. Rosemary is a fragrant evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean. It has a long history of culinary and aromatic uses. Due to having so many health benefits, the Rosemary leaf and its oil is 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. It thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation.
The antioxidant and anti – inflammatory activity of rosemary is largely attributed to its polyphenolic compounds like rosmarinic acid and carnosic acid.
Due to its antioxidant capability, rosmarinic acid is often used as a natural preservative to increase the shelf life of perishable foods.
The compounds in rosemary tea may also have antimicrobial properties, which may help fight infections. Rosemary leaves are employed in traditional medicine for their antibacterial and wound healing effects. Rosemary tea also helps neutralize harmful particles called free radicals.
In Europe, rosemary is often used to help treat indigestion. In fact, Germany’s Commission E has approved rosemary for the treatment of indigestion. However, it should be noted that there is currently no meaningful scientific evidence to support this claim.
Enhancing memory and concentration
The aroma from rosemary can improve a person’s concentration, performance, speed, and accuracy.
Though studies on rosemary tea specifically are lacking, evidence shows that drinking and inhaling compounds in rosemary tea may help boost your mood and improve your memory.
One study found that taking 500 mg of oral rosemary twice daily for 1 month significantly lowered anxiety levels and improved memory and sleep quality among college students, compared with a placebo.
In fact, simply smelling rosemary appears to be beneficial. One study in 20 healthy young adults observed that inhaling rosemary aroma for 4–10 minutes before a mental test improved concentration, performance, and mood
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.
Protect vision and eye health
Animal studies have found that adding rosemary extract to other oral treatments can slow the progression of age-related eye diseases (AREDs)
One study examined the addition of rosemary extract to common treatments like zinc oxide and other AREDs antioxidant combinations, finding that it helped slow age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A common condition that affects vision.
Other animals and experimental studies indicate that the rosmarinic acid in rosemary delays the onset of cataracts — the gradual opaqueness of the eye that leads to blindness — and reduces the severity of cataracts.
Keep in mind that most studies on rosemary and eye health have used concentrated extracts, making it difficult to determine what effect rosemary tea may have, as well as how much you would need to drink to reap these benefits.
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
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