Not only do these rose petals smell divine but they are good for your health too!
The rose family has over 130 species and thousands of cultivars. All roses are edible and can be used in tea, but some varieties are sweet while others are more bitter. Rose petals are high in phytonutrients, plant compounds with antioxidant properties.
Rose tea is rich in polyphenols, such as gallic acid, anthocyanins, kaempferol, and quercetin. These antioxidants help neutralize free radicals and contribute to good health.
The anthocyanins, which comprise up to 10% of its total phenol content, are colored pigments that are associated with good urinary tract and eye health, improved memory, healthy aging, and a lower risk of some cancers.
Rose petal tea is caffeine-free and tastes beautifully fragrant. Rose petals are also often used in cooking.
Please consult your medical care provider before using any herbal medicine, particularly if you have a sensitivity or allergy to an herb, a known medical condition, are taking medication or if you are pregnant or nursing.