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Rosebuds | Superfood Spotlight

By February 15, 2017 No Comments

Rosebuds, rose hips from the stem of the plant and rose petals have high levels of vitamin C in raw form and can be used in a variety of applications for culinary purposes, bath and beauty routines, as a tea, or ornamental in potpourri and as a garnish. Rosebuds are available in all kinds of grades. The Rosebuds featured in February’s Rosehive Superfoods Box are sourced from the Longnan (Gansu province) of China. They are naturally grown in a pollution free environment and you’ll find that they’re still in whole pieces due to manual hand processing and careful drying. This tisane consists only out of natural rose flowers without any artificial colouring or flavoring.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF ROSEBUDS:

* Promotes digestive health
*Boosting the immune system
*Protecting the body from free-radical damage
*Defending against stomach & liver distress
*Improving blood circulation
*Relieving pain in the knees
*Aiding in the healing of wounds
*Provide Vitamins A,B,C,E,K
*Aids with weight reduction
*Prevent and Lighten the Wrinkles
*Relieve Menstrual Pain
*Protect Stomach & Liver
*Improve Blood Circulation
*Ease Constipation
*Treat Endocrine Disorders
*Acne and Moisturize Skin
*Reduce Body Fats
*Reduce Fatigue
*Soothe Nerves
*Relieve Clogged Skin Pores
*Maintain Health in the Uterus
*Aid in Healing Wounds
*Relieves Indigestion

Rosebuds are trending on social media for their medicinal properties and their beauty. Here are a few of our favorites from Instagram:

A SOURCE OF NATURAL CAFFEINE

Rosebud tea contains 30 to 60mg of natural caffeine. A traditional cup of coffee contains more than 100mg of caffeine!

ROSEBUDS FOR BEAUTY

Roses have beautifying benefits for the skin. They help to remove dark spots and increase pore stability, which means less clogging and pH level concerns. An overly acidic epidermal pH can cause breakouts. Try brewing Rosebud tea to drink or as a facial toner to improve oily skin.

Putting rosebuds into your home facial steam routine will help a glowing complexion and overtime relieve signs of skin stress. Just drop a hand full of dry rose buds into a bowl of hot water. Cover face over bowl with a towel for 5-10 minutes.

HOW TO MAKE ROSEBUD TEA

Rosebud tea is high in other antioxidants called catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate, known as EGCG. Antioxidants are molecules that help protect our body from free-radical damage, which can cause cancer. EGCG has also be shown to kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells surrounding them.

The infusion of Rosebuds in hot water to make a tea has been prescribed as part of Chinese medicine for more than 5,000 years. Many benefits are recorded, including easing depression, soothes the nerves, benefits circulation and reduces indigestion however these claims have not been substantiated by modern research.
Often called, “the lady’s tea”, Rosebud tea has many health benefits for women. Roses provide an excellent natural treatment for PMS and menstrual cramps. It reduces breast tenderness and even balances endocrine disorders. It stabilizes emotional ups and downs and balancing the mind.

To make Rosebud tea, use 2 Tablespoons of organic dried rosebuds and add boiling water (about 95 degrees Celsius). Steep for 20 minutes – the longer the steep, the more beneficial the effects of the tea. Flavor with organic raw honey or your choice of natural sweetener and enjoy.

Rosebud tea has a very sweet, floral and tranquil aroma and fragrance that still fills the room even hours after brewing. This calming tea is an wonderful refresher to elevate your day!

Disclaimer: The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a known medical condition or if you are nursing or pregnant.


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