Rosa (all rose petals can be eaten)
Tea (2 cups a day), Body and Face Wash
Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, laxative, diuretic, anti-allergenic, vitamin c & e
Skin conditions, acne, menstrual problems, fertility, immunity, sore throats, constipation, diarrhoea, dysentery, urinary tract infections, eating cravings, skin care, skin rashes & allergies
Suggested you avoid if pregnant or breastfeeding and in large amounts. Consult your doctor if taking medication.
We tend to think of the humble rose just for their majestic decorative value, whether in the garden or the house, however, the medicinal property of rose petals has a history dating back millennia. When made into light red tea the petals impart their deep and rich scent. For a refreshing summer drink, infuse then cool and add ice and honey.
Taken orally, and luke-warm, rose petal tea is used for skin conditions, including acne and sore throats. It can be also used for menstrual problems: Take 2 cups with black pepper and honey to decongest congested menstrual flow, to alleviate flow heaviness and relieving menstrual pain. Can also aid fertility and irregular periods. A good source of vitamin C, two cups a day improves immunity. Also a good source of organic acids and a natural laxative it aids the gastrointestinal tract, protecting against disease, expelling waste and promoting a healthy gut; it is also used for constipation, diarrhoea and dysentery. It’s diuretic and detoxifying properties aids with urinary tract infections. The teas can also moderate eating craving.
Used the cooled tea externally as a body or face wash. Packed with vitamin A and Vitamin E, two antioxidants that curb damaging free radicals, rose petal tea help maintain skin, hydrating and tightening it. It can clear blemishes, reduces wrinkles, fine lines and dark circles. It is also an effective anti-allergen and can be used to treat rashes and allergies.
There are no listed precautions for this tea although is it generally recommended to avoid if pregnant or breast-feeding or in large amounts. Consult your doctor if you are on medication.