Since the 10th century, Persians distilled roses in order to extract their essential oils. The Ancient Persians believed that aside from providing an aesthetic appeal, roses had therapeutic benefits that could help in skincare treatments, aromatherapy, antiseptic as well as used to relax conditions of stress such as nervous tension, peptic ulcers and heart disease, among others.
Lucky for us the health related benefits held by the ancients were also accompanied by roses’ sweetness, making it perfect for an infusion or herbal tea.
Healthmad.com, a medical website where you can find articles that combine western and eastern medicine, holistic and alternative care, and homeopathic points of view, encourages that Rose Tea “relieves fluid retention and hastens the elimination of wastes through kidneys,…, It is a laxative. It works as a remedy for all liver problems including sluggishness and constipation”.
So that’s where we wondered, what happens when you mix the deliciousness of Rose with the decadence of Cacao Tea?
Cacao in itself has great benefits. According with the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2003, researchers compared the antioxidant capacity of black tea, green tea, red wine and cocoa; and concluded that cacao has the highest antioxidant activity amongst those four products resulting in the greatest potential health benefits.
What does this means? Cacao’s higher antioxidant activity stabilizes and destroys free radicals in your cells and tissues, helping to decrease inflammation, which suggests possible advantages in the fight against arthritis, acceleration of aging, vascular disease.
Dr. Silvina Lotito, Ph.D of the Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University states that Flavonoid antioxidants in Cacao have significant benefits for your cardiovascular system and it could also interfere with the development of cancer. “Although we know that antioxidants are important for good health, nobody knows the exact daily amount required per person,” says Chang Yong Lee, Ph.D., professor of food chemistry in Cornell’s Department of Food Science and Technology, located in Geneva, N.Y. “Nevertheless, a cup or two of hot cocoa every once in a while can provide a delicious, warm and healthy way to obtain more antioxidants”.
ROSE CACAO TEA; not only offers you a tasty flavor and delicate sweet floral aroma but it also provides you a heart healthy and organic chocolate herbal beverage. This year Roses are not just for saying “I love you” but also a way to stay healthy.