- it contains substances that prevent the break down of neurotransmitters in the brain,
- has a calming effect on the nerves
- it can stimulate the circulatory system
- is effective for combating hair loss, as it stimulates growth of hair follicles and promotes blood circulation of the scalp
- rosemary tea reportedly increases circulation (blood flow) and may slightly raise the blood pressure, which warms the body from the inside out.
- the tea also stimulates the liver and digestion
- it tones up the blood vessels, thereby invigorating, and increasing awareness.
Rosemary tea should not be taken by
- pregnant or lactating women, although they may safely use it in cooking to season food.
- children under six months of age
- persons with epilepsy, ulcerative colitis, or high blood pressure.
How to Make Rosemary Tea:
You can make fresh Rosemary tea by pouring a quart of boiling water over several fresh sprigs and steep for 10-15 minutes. Drink a cup and refrigerate the rest. Heat up and drink a cup first thing in the morning.
Dry Rosemary for Later Use:
- Remove any dry or diseased leaves
- Shake gently to remove any insects
- If necessary, rinse with cool water and pat dry with paper towels. Wet herbs will mold and rot
- Remove the lower leaves along the bottom inch or so of the branch
- Bundle 4 – 6 branches together and tie as a bunch. You can use string or a rubber band. The bundles will shrink as they dry and the rubber band will loosen, so check periodically that the bundle is not slipping. Make small bundles if you are trying to dry herbs with high water content.
- Punch or cut several holes in a paper bag.
- Label the bag with the name of the herb you are drying.
- Place the herb bundle upside down into the bag
- Gather the ends of the bag around the bundle and tie closed.
- Make sure the herbs are not crowded inside the bag
- Hang the bag upside down in a warm, airy room