Hawthorn Berry and Rose Bud Herbal Tea Blend: Recipe and Benefits
Hawthorn tea has been used for many centuries as a heart tonic in Europe. While in China, hawthorn berries has always been used for indigestion and calming the nerves. Rose bud has been widely used worldwide for centuries for its therapeutic power – now we know that’s because it’s packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, which are good for treating a vast range of ailments.
But hawthorn berry and rose bud together? You may wonder if they could go well. It’s actually a delightful and well-balanced pairing that is easy to make and beneficial to your body and mind.
Hawthorn Berry and Rose Bud Herbal Tea Blend
To make a large portion (800 ml / 26 oz) of this herbal infusion, you’ll need the following:
- 10 grams (0.35oz) of hawthorn berries slices
- 20 pieces of rose buds (6-7 grams)
- 800 ml (26 oz) of hot water
- A glass teapot or another type of teaware that fits the ingredients above
Tea Blend Recipe
This herbal tea blend recipe is simple to follow. Once you have the ingredients ready, watch this video or read the steps below:
- Add the dried hawthorn berry slices and the dried rose buds into the teapot.
- Fill the teapot with 800 ml / 26 oz water at 100 C / 212 F and close the lid.
- Let the ingredients steep for 10 minutes.
- Once the steeping time has passed, the herbal tea is ready to serve.
Tip: You can add sweetener into the infusion. Honey is a good choice, because it goes very well with this fruity and flowery tea. Or simply enjoy the natural flavour of this wonderful blend – the vibrant, sweet and sour taste of hawthorn berry mixed with the calming floral scent from rose buds.
Nutrition Facts & Health Benefits
Hawthorn berry: Research suggests that a component called proanthocyanidin found in hawthorn berries can lower blood pressure. These little red fruits can also increase the production of gastric digestive enzymes, the reason why they are effective to treat digestive system problems such as indigestion, diarrhea, and stomach pain. They are also used to reduce anxiety, treat menstrual problems, and increase urine output. In addition, the lipase contained in hawthorn berries helps break down fat – a healthy choice for people who want to lose weight!
Rose bud: these dehydrated rose blossoms are fragrant, delicate, and beneficial for the health. They are rich in vitamin C, and have a range of natural antioxidants like polyphenols, ellagic acid and quercetin. Drinking rose bud tea can help boost the immune system, fight free radicals, maintain a healthy and radiant skin, and help relieve some of the symptoms of menstruation. It also helps clear toxic waste from the bladder and kidneys and therefore reduces the risk of urinary tract infections.
Regular consumption of hawthorn tea can be beneficial for the heart and blood vessels and it might also help to balance one’s blood pressure. However, it’s not recommended when you’re pregnant or suffer from a heart disease.
Hawthorn tea can also have some side effects such as nausea, dizziness, insomnia, and upset stomach. When you do not feel well, stop the use of hawthorn tea and consult a doctor.