Rosemary Herb Tea to Improve Health

Centuries Old Herb, Right in Your Garden, has Powerful Antioxidants

Rosemary herb tea, used for centuries by many cultures as a refreshing and healthy rosemary herbal teabeverage, not only has antioxidant properties, but helps to detoxify and strengthen the cardiovascular and immune systems. Easily grown indoors and in most areas of the country outdoors in herb gardens, fresh and dried Rosemary, known in the scientific community as Rosmarinus officinalis, uses include:

Antioxidants help remove toxins from the body and Rosemary herb tea contains the antioxidant Rosmarol which can be beneficial to the skin, circulatory and immune system. Rosemary tea also stimulates the digestive track allowing it to work more effectively promoting good digestion and evacuation of unused foods.


Cooking with Rosemary is a great way to obtain some of the health benefits of the herb while preparing vegetable dishes, soups, stews and meats. Dried herbs are occasionally more potent than fresh herbs because dried herbs contain no water but using fresh herbs allows more nutrients to be absorbed into the body. Rosemary is often used when cooking poultry and fish plus and side dishes including potatoes, tomatoes, legumes and rice will take on a new taste when seasoned with fresh or dried Rosemary leaves.

Herbal Teas

Homemade herbal teas including Rosemary tea may provide relief from minor conditions including muscle pain, headaches and cramping. Herbal Rosemary tea has been used to ease the discomfort of menstrual cramps, post partum cramping and the discomfort of gastrointestinal flu. Another benefit of brewing herbal teas is that the aroma from many herbs can open sinus passages, relieve nasal congestion and help open blood vessels which may lessen headache pain.

Aromatherapy Applications

The essential oil of Rosemary mixed with a carrier oil including almond, safflower or olive oil has been used to help reduce muscle pain caused from overexertion, arthritis and respiratory congestion especially those that cause discomfort. The strong scent of essential oils allows them to be used in aromatherapy, with Rosemary being used to help clarify mental processes and clear respiratory passages.

Rosemary oil is often used when making candles, heated to infuse a room with the smell, and the oil can be mixed with water producing a safe, non-staining room freshener that can be sprayed on carpets, furniture and into the air. While, Rosemary essential oil can be irritating to the kidneys, the fresh or dried herb can be used by most people without any irritation or side effects.

Homemade Beauty

Herbal tea benefits can also include skin care and Rosemary can often be found in facial soaps, toothpaste and hair shampoos and cream rinse. As a mouthwash Rosemary tea destroys the bacteria that causes halitosis, bad breath, and stimulates the blood vessels in the mouth promoting healthy oral hygiene.

Disinfectant Properties

As a disinfectant a decoction of Rosemary is very effective at killing viruses, bacteria, mold and fungus spores and is a natural way to protect the kitchen and bathroom.

Alternative Treatment

The properties of Rosemary herb tea may provide an alternative to prescription drugs for the treatment of various cancers, while scientific study and research into the health benefits of herbs may one day provide natural, medicinal treatments. Some therapeutic teas that combine Rosemary with herbs that improve brain function including Ginkgo Biloba and St. John's Wort may produce teas that help improve brain functions.

Considering the many healthy benefits of a cup of Rosemary herb tea, having a few plants growing on your windowsill or in an outdoor herb garden, may be a simple, natural way to improve overall health and provide an alternative to synthetically created cleansers and cosmetics.

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