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Rosehip Tea Aids Weight Loss, Fights Skin Aging And More

Rosehip tea is an herbal tea plant with a sweet floral flavor and tastes like tart. Rosehips are fruits part of the rose plant found in Asia, North Africa, Europe and USA and  found at the bottom of the rose petals. It is sometimes referred to as pseudo-fruits, made from either rosa rugosa and rosa canina, but the latter is used more commonly for research purposes. 

Rosehips when brewed taste like green apples, ripe plums, and hibiscus tea. It has an aromatic fragrance that draws out a sweet flavor by adding a dash of honey. Here are some of its health benefits. 

Helps Weight Loss

Tiliroside is the name of the antioxidant found in the rosa canina plant’s rosehips, that could be helpful in fat burning. One study published by Dovespress studied how pre-obese people reacted to rosehip tea.

Half of 32 participants took the rosehip extract while others took the placebo for 12 weeks. The participants in the first group had lower abdominal fat compared to the participants on the placebo medication.   

Fights Skin Aging

Rosehip is known to have a high amount of vitamin C in its contents that is important for the production of collagen in the skin and to protect the skin against sun damage. These two characteristics protect the skin against aging, make skin tighter and make it seem more youthful. 

Rosehip also contains carotenoid astaxanthin that stops the breakage of collagen. Even vitamin A is known to protect the skin against aging, which is found in rosehip tea.  

Immunity

Vitamins A and C are needed to support the immunity of the body by keeping the common cold and flu at bay. The rosehip tea also has antioxidants and flavonoids that fend off free radicals. Vitamin E also fights aging and degenerative conditions. 

Digestion

Rosehip tea has anti-inflammatory characteristics that relaxes the stomach’s muscles in order to prevent bloating while the antioxidants help the absorption of nutrients. 

While flavonoids help digestive enzymes break down and digest food better, saponins prevent upset stomach and diarrhea, and prevent the spread of pathogens to ensure good digestive functions. 

Cardiovascular Health

Anti-inflammatory properties derived from rosehip tea reduce the formation of inflammation in the blood vessels and arteries, and therefore help keep blood pressure in check. This prevent several cardiovascular diseases. Insufficient vitamin C has also been associated with heart disease risk.

One study found that a drink with an added 40 grams of rosehip powder that was consumed daily had improved blood pressure levels in obese participants. It also brought down bad cholesterol levels. 

rose Rosehip has many powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that provide many health benefits. Photo Courtesy of Pixabay

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