This week, let’s learn more about the benefits of rose (Chinese name: 玫瑰花) from the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective.
People who often feel chest stuffiness or tightness will find rose tea/water very useful as a daily drink.
As the thermal nature of rose is warm, do make sure that you limit consumption on days when you are having sore throat or feeling heaty.
Rose has great benefits for the spleen and liver:
For the spleen – It helps to harmonize the stomach Qi and remove dampness in the spleen.
For the liver – It helps to harmonize Qi in the liver, which makes it suitable for people with Qi Stagnation body constitution. Rose can also help to stop bleeding and relieve pain. Lastly, it helps to promote blood circulation. That’s a lot of benefits for the liver and blood for the body!
Other Benefits of Rose Tea/Water
People drink rose tea/water to relieve pain and swelling caused by blood clots. This is because rose has the property of dispersing blood clots. Rose is also known for its menstruation pain relief benefits.
People Who Are Not Suitable To Drink Rose Tea/Water
People who are heaty (having sore throat, etc) and people who have the Yin deficiency body type should avoid or limit the consumption of rose tea/water as its thermal nature is warm.
The daily dosage recommendation for rose is about 3 grams to 6 grams.
Rose Jasmine Tea
The following rose and jasmine tea recipe is for suitable women who experience menstruation pain. This recipe has also been known to have positive effects on uterine fibroids.
- Dried rose – 5g
- Dried jasmine – 5g
- Dried green tea leaves – 3g
- Rinse and wash the dried leaves briefly.
- Put all the ingredients into a cup, pour in hot water, and let it simmer for 10 to 15 minutes before consuming.
- You can drink this daily as a replacement for water too.
Hope you find this post useful!