Saturday Fare

Rosemary Tea

Rosemary is a fragrant perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region, that belongs to the mint family. It is used in making fragrances, medicines, cooking, etc. It has immense healing properties, soothing effects and mild flavour. It is loaded with diterpenes, flavonoids, phenolic derivatives, glycosides, and other phytochemicals that constitute its medicinal properties. The tea aids weight loss, boosts memory, prevents cancer, and aids digestion. Here’s a list of the wonders this tea does for you:

Prevents Weight Loss & Obesity
Are you tired of using the weight loss machine with the hope of seeing a significant reduce in the count? Don’t worry. Start drinking Rosemary tea. It has phytochemical components that slow down the activity of lipase. Lipase is an enzyme that breaks the fats to generate lipids and inactive lipase will not breakdown the fats, making you feel fuller and unwilling to binge. It supports the growth of good microbe species (Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, etc.), which selectively absorb fiber and breakdown the lipids, preventing obesity.

Manages Stress & Anxiety: A lot of our ailments happen due to our lifestyle, habits as well as occupational disorders, which are on the rise, these days. Depression clings to us easily than ever before. Include rosemary tea in your diet and see significant changes in the stress levels. The tea has ursolic acid and rosmarinic acid with antioxidative and anti-depressant properties. They fight stress and burn-outs and anxiety in addition to increasing the tolerance levels and soothes the mind. It also balances the brain and hormones efficiently.

Anti-Aging Properties: Rosemary has powerful antioxidants, rosmarinic acid, and antimicrobial phytochemicals. Either by drinking it or by applying it directly on the skin can cure bacterial or fungal infections, lesions, acne, and blisters. It helps in eliminating the free radicals catalyze wrinkles, fine lines, and pigmentation, tightens the sagging skin making you look younger and glowing.

Protects Your Liver From Damage: The bioactive compounds present in rosemary helps a lot in being the liver savior. One such compound is Carnosol, that protects liver cells from chemical stress and inflammation, and radical scavenging preventing the formation of peroxides in the liver while preserving the structural integrity of hepatocytes. You may just end up saying, what cirrhosis and jaundice?

Antidiabetic Additive: The leaves of rosemary are used to treat hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is a state of glucose deficiency in the blood. It has camphene, borneol, luteolin, hesperidin, and carnosol, which together inhibit lipid peroxidation and trigger the creation of antioxidant enzymes. These are antidiabetogenics and can also manage insulin dependence in those who are diabetic individuals.

Improves Memory & Treats Alzheimer’s: In ancient days, Rosemary was used to prevent memory loss and improve memory power. It has diterpenes that slow down the neuronal cell death and work as antidepressant and anxiolytic, preventing Alzheimer’s and memory loss. Diterpenes exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties too.