Only recently was announced that this plant has many health benefits, therefore, today we want to reveal what is rosemary tea good for.

Rosemary is a shrub that reaches up to 2 meters in height. It grows abundantly creating very branched and thick bushes; its leaves, dark green, are small and similar in shape to those of pine trees.

Its flavor is strong and predominant, so it is an ideal condiment to reduce the flavor of lamb and beef roasts, or in garlic-based sauces.

In addition to its culinary contributions, this herb is also used in the form of tea for its medicinal properties and benefits, which are especially useful for digestive problems.

Sometimes it is accompanied by other herbs such as basil or thyme. Related article: Is tea good for low blood pressure?

What is rosemary tea good for: Benefits & properties.

Rosemary tea to lose weight.

Rosemary is also a natural supplement that can be used to lose weight, as it has diuretic properties that help reduce fluid retention in your body.

In this other post we talk about how to drink rosemary tea to lose weight.

It is a natural antibiotic.

Thanks to its richness in essential oils and terpenoids such as carnosol, rosemary tea is a powerful natural antibiotic.

Thanks to these antimicrobial properties, this plant is suitable as a complementary treatment for respiratory diseases, digestive disorders such as gastroenteritis, food poisoning and venereal diseases such as gonorrhea.

Rosemary tea for hair.

If you are wondering what rosemary is for in the hair, you should know that this home remedy.

It has excellent circulatory and stimulating properties that help activate the blood flow of the scalp, which translates into an improvement in hair growth.

The hair benefits are very prominent. This plant has the property of dilating blood vessels, allowing hair follicles to irrigate favoring circulation in the scalp.

In this way, the hair grows faster, looks shiny and strong.

You can use rosemary oil (a few small droplets to hydrate) or rosemary water (infusion) and let stand for at least 10 minutes.

In infusion into the hair, you can control excess oil.

Improves some digestive problems.

Rosemary infusion has excellent tonic and stimulating properties, so it helps improve problems such as poor digestion.

Rosemary tea has a carminative effect. It facilitates digestion if consumed after meals, especially after lunch or dinner.

In addition, by promoting proper digestion, rosemary also prevents other symptoms such as flatulence, heartburn, bloating and reflux.

Relieves intestinal disorders.

Rosemary is also used for intestinal problems, as it boasts potent anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

Because of these benefits, it is a suitable remedy for diseases such as colitis, constipation, diarrhea and irritable bowel, among others.

Relieves muscle or joint pain.

It has anti-inflammatory properties so it is a powerful pain reliever against joint pain.

Patients with osteoarthritis or elderly patients may feel relief when applying a light massage to the affected areas.

In the pharmacy you can get rosemary creams or ointments accompanied by other compounds, which is a combination of the properties of rosemary, CBD and arnica.

Promotes liver health.

Thanks to its composition in ursolic acid, rosemary has hepatoprotective and cholagogue properties that make it an excellent natural remedy.

Both for liver purification treatments and to improve some related diseases such as fatty liver, gallstones or hepatitis.

Gives vitality to the skin.

It is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and has anti-aging properties, so it is used as a facial tonic to fight free radicals.

Its astringent effect makes it very useful to leave the face impeccable, free of impurities and keep the skin smooth without wrinkles.

Rosemary oil appears to be efficient as a treatment against acne and blemishes on the skin.

In addition, rosemary oil can be applied as a beauty treatment in areas of the eyebrows, eyelashes, dark circles (eye bags) and even to attenuate stretch marks on the body.

That’s why, if you feel overwhelmed and down by any situation you have in your day to day.

Take 5 minutes to breathe deeply and brew a rosemary tea that will help you keep going and lift your spirits.

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Properties of Rosemary tea.

  • Rosemary is antioxidant, diuretic, carminative so it helps detoxify the body and maintain an ideal weight.
  • It has antiseptic, fungicidal and antibacterial properties. It can be used in the treatment of nail fungus. At the same time, it strengthens them.
  • It is a stimulant for scalp and hair growth.
  • It serves as a balm in painful musculoskeletal pathologies such as arthralgia and arthritis.
  • Relieves muscle aches.
  • It has healing properties, relieves skin conditions.

Benefits of drinking rosemary tea on an empty stomach. 

  • Calm stress and anxiety
  • Keeps the liver healthy
  • Relieves inflammation
  • It is anti-carcinogenic
  •  Intervenes in digestion
  •  Improves circulation
  •  Protects the skin
  • Healthy hair
  • It is analgesic

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Contraindications of Rosemary tea.

You already know about the benefits of rosemary tea and how you should do it to take advantage of it.

However, there are a few contraindications that you should consider before preparing such an herbal tea. 

In general, it is very unlikely that you will suffer intoxication while consuming this infusion, however, you need to consider the following:

  • Excessive use of this infusion can result in gastroenteritis, vomiting and abdominal spasms.
  • Avoid drinking rosemary tea if you suffer from gallstones, which could clog your bile ducts.
  • Rosemary tea can be administered orally or externally, however, if you have very sensitive skin, we recommend putting a little of this infusion behind the ear and wait a while to see if allergic reactions occur.
  • Completely contraindicated during pregnancy, at least in the first trimester. You can only use it with a prescription and medical supervision.
  • Do not use during breastfeeding or in children under 6 years of age.

Rosemary Side Effects.

It is also convenient to know the possible side effects of rosemary in case of consuming it in excess:

  • Consumed in excess can cause vomiting or nausea.
  • It can cause hypotension in people with high blood pressure and who are medicated to regulate this problem.
  • It can cause electrolyte imbalance in people taking diuretics.
  • May cause poisoning to people taking lithium

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How to prepare rosemary tea.

  • Ingredients.
  • 1/2 liter of water
  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary leaves and flowers.
  • Preparation.
  • Add half a liter of mineral water in a pot or saucepan and put it over medium heat until it starts to boil.
  • Once the water reaches its boiling point, you will have to turn off the heat and add in the water 2 tablespoons of dried rosemary leaves and flowers.
  • Cover the container and let the rosemary sit in the water for 10 minutes. It is important to cover the infusion to prevent the oils and active ingredients of this plant from been lost during the infusion process.
  • Once the time we have indicated has passed, you will have to strain the drink obtained to remove the remains of flowers and branches.
  • Let it cool a little and then take the rosemary infusion.
  • You can sweeten it or give it a different touch with a little cinnamon, honey or freshly squeezed lemon juice.

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