The benefits of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) tea include improving digestion, relieving headaches and fighting frequent fatigue.
But there are other well-known benefits of this incredible medicinal plant that can be found in every country:
1. Improves rapid digestion
Rosemary tea can be taken soon after lunch or dinner being helpful to improve the digestive process by fighting heartburn and excess gas. In this way this tea also fights swollen or puffed belly and lack of appetite.
2. It is a great natural antibiotic
Rosemary has medicinal properties and contains antibiotic abilities, being more effective against Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, S. enteritidis and Shigella sonei, which can cause urinary infections, vomiting and diarrhea.
However, you should not rule out taking medications prescribed by your doctor, but it is a great way to recover faster.
3. It is an excellent diuretic
Rosemary tea is an excellent natural diuretic and can be used in diets to lose weight and fight fluid retention in the body. It increases the production of urine, which stimulates the body to eliminate the maximum of retained fluids and toxins, improving health.
4. Fights mental fatigue
Studies have already proven the benefits of rosemary tea for brain function and are a good help for periods of stress like before and during tests or before and after very important work meetings.
In addition, the properties of rosemary seem to fight Alzheimer's, preventing memory loss, but more studies must be carried out so that it can be used in the production of Alzheimer's drugs.
5. Purifies the liver
Rosemary also improves the functioning of the liver and even lessens headaches that arise after you consume exaggerated fatty foods or alcoholic beverages.
6. Helps in controlling diabetes
Rosemary tea also helps keep diabetes under control because it is able to lower glucose and increase insulin, which may help the diabetic's everyday life. Your dose does not exclude the need for an adequate diet and the use of medications recommended by your doctor, but it may be possible to decrease the dose of oral antidiabetics, for example under medical advice.
7. Fighting inflammation
Consumption of rosemary tea is also good for fighting inflammation, relieving pain, edema and discomfort. In that case it can help fight inflammation in the knees, tendonitis and even gastritis, which is a stomach inflammation.
8. Prevents thrombosis and improves circulation
Rosemary has an antithrombotic effect and is useful for those who suffer from circulatory problems or who need to rest in bed for a few days, in which case it improves the capacity of the blood to circulate and prevents the formation of thrombi, which could obstruct circulation. In this case it is particularly indicated to be taken after surgery, for example.
9. Helps fight cancer
Studies in animals indicate that rosemary is able to decrease tumor action, however further studies are needed to identify exactly how this plant could be used to produce cancer drugs.
10. Leaves hair more beautiful
Besides all this, sugarless rosemary tea can be used to wash hair, because it strengthens the hair, fights excessive oiliness, fighting dandruff, and facilitates hair growth because it improves the micro circulation of the scalp.
How to make rosemary tea to have these benefits
Rosemary tea should be prepared in the form of infusion, which consists of boiling the water and adding 1 tablespoon of the herb to each cup of tea.
- 4 g of dried rosemary leaves;
- 150 ml of boiling water.
Add the rosemary to the boiling water and let it rest for 3 to 5 minutes, properly covered. Let the mixture cool down, without sweetening, 3 to 4 times a day.
The same tea can be used to wash your hair.
In addition to being used in the form of tea, rosemary can be used as an aromatic herb for seasoning foods and is available in dried, oil or fresh form. The oil is especially used to add to bath water or to massage into sore spots.