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Rose tea, also sometimes known as rose bud tea, is made from whole, dehydrated rose blossoms. These delicate pink flowers make a fragrant brew that is light-tasting, fruity and low in calories. Rose tea can help relieve menstrual cramps and is rich in natural antioxidants.
Rose tea can help relieve some of the symptoms of menstruation, namely cramping, according to the 2005 study published in the “Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health.” Scientists studying adolescent women in Taiwan found that drinking rose tea over a period of six months led to less cramping during menstruation, as well as relief from the psychological stress associated with cramping during periods. Scientists concluded that drinking rose tea could provide welcome and necessary relief from menstrual pain without any adverse side effects or safety concerns.
Rose petals are a natural source of vitamin C, according to a review published in the "Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences." Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant which can block some of the damage that can result from exposure to toxins and free radicals. Such damage can lead to increased rates of aging. Vitamin C also provides support for your immune system, and it aids in the production of collagen, a protein essential for healthy skin and hair.
Put 4-5 buds into a 8-10oz pot. Use around 180-200F water, meaning hot, but not too boiling. Steep for 2 minutes, serve. Reuse up to 6 infusions.