Health Benefits of Rosemary Tea

Drinking tea made with rosemary leaves can serve your health well.

Rosemary (Wikimedia Image)

Rosemary is one of the most beneficial herbs to have originated from the Mediterranean region. However, due to its ability to adapt to all kinds of weathers, it can be found in several other regions of the world as well.

Such have been the health benefits of rosemary, especially its ability to improve memory, that several cultures use it as a sign of remembrance on occasions like weddings, funerals and war commemorations. In fact, those studying for exams also used to place a twig or two of the herb in their hair but the effects of such a practice on the functioning of their brains have not been researched.

The herb has been in use as a cooking and medicinal ingredient to treat several physical ailments for centuries. In fact, physician Paracelsus also popularized the use of rosemary tea as a body tonic in the 16th century. The health benefits of rosemary tea have now been scientifically proven and it has been found to be a pain reliever besides being rich in beneficial antioxidants and vitamins.

The tea can be easily made by boiling dried leaves of the herb in water. Drinking around three cups a day can relieve indigestion and congestion.[ad#728-90 after post]

High on health

Rosemary is high in Vitamin A, B, C, D, E and K. Its antioxidant properties help prevent neurological problems which can lead to brain dysfunction. This is why rosemary tea is beneficial for those suffering from or at risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Drinking this tea also helps the digestive tract and can be a great help for those suffering from difficult- to-cure irritable bowel syndrome. Rosemary encourages the release of bile which leads to better digestion of fats and hence alleviation of intestinal cramps and spasms. Besides irritable bowel syndrome, alleviation of bloating indigestion and flatulence are other health benefits of rosemary tea.

The tea has also been found beneficial for those having regular menstrual cramps, amenorrhea and arthritis. The mild analgesic properties of rosemary tea can relieve headaches and fever while it can also increase blood circulation to fight rheumatism, infection and indigestion.

Add it to your bath tub

It is an approved treatment to kill bacteria that cause infection and to soothe aching muscles. Gargling or bathing with rosemary tea can be beneficial too since it has great antiseptic properties and also improves blood circulation to soothe sore muscles and calm skin irritations. Applying a cloth soaked in rosemary water can help heal wounds and treat various skin disorders including eczema.
However, those suffering from hypertension or insomnia and pregnant women should take their doctor’s advice before ingesting rosemary concoction because it can be unsafe for them.[ad#afterpost]