Saturday, January 21, 2012

HEALTH BENEFITS OF ROSEMARY HERBS. ROSEMARY TEA RECIPE . ROSEMARY TEA WITH LEMON RECIPE. ROSEMARY TEA WITH SAFFRON RECIPE

ROSEMARY

3 TYPES OF ROSEMARY TEA  RECIPES.  HEALTH BENEFITS OF ROSEMARY HERBS.
RECIPE 1:  ROSEMARY TEA
RECIPE 2:  ROSEMARY TEA WITH LEMON
RECIPE 3:  ROSEMARY TEA WITH SAFFRON THREADS

ROSEMARY - also known as rosemarine/  rosemarinus (dew of the sea) / rosemaria

The Ancients were well acquainted with the rosemary shrub, which had a reputation for strengthening the memory

RECIPE 1:    ROSEMARY TEA
The young tops, leaves and flowers can be made into an infusion.
Boil them in water and let it steep for a long time.
Great care must be taken to prevent the escape of steam during its preparation, so cover the pot with a lid..
When done, add sugar to taste. Or use honey/ nectar.
If drink warm, it is a good remedy for removing headache, colic, colds and nervous diseases.  It also helps relieve nervous depression
 RECIPE 2: ROSMARIA TEA WITH LEMON
Follow above recipe on how to make rosemary tea.
When ready to serve, squeeze in lemon. Lemon is good to help ease cold.
Serves hot
RECIPE 3:  ROSEMARY TEA WITH SAFFRON THREADS
Follow above recipe on how to make rosemary tea
Steep in  the saffron  threads (2 cups=1 thread or two) together  with rosemary flowers, shoots, stems and leaves. Drink hot wit honey.
The  ancient Persians have long been making  hot saffron tea. They believe saffron is a natural aphrodisiac  and  drinking this tea helps fight melancholy
Saffron is a seasoning spice and coloring agent, derived from the Saffron crocus plant.  The crimson colored  stigmas, together with the “styles”, or  “stalks” that connect the stigmas to their host plant  are used. It’s the most expensive spice. About 90% of the world’s saffron comes from Iran.

Saffron has a bitter flavor and hay-like fragrance.  It contains a caratenoid dye (crocin), which imparts a rich golden yellow hue to dishes .
The reddish-colored “zeaxanthin”, is one of the carotenoids naturally present within the retina of the human eye 

To glean an amount of dry saffron weighing 1 lb (450 g) is to harvest 50,000–75,000 flowers ( about the land size of one football field).  Modern research studies discovered saffron stigma has Cancer-suppressing properties (anti carcinogenic), Anti oxidant and Protect eyes from Stress and Macular degeneration of the eyes.


THE ANCIENT ROSEMARIA STORY
Excerpts:  http://ww.tiptheplanet.com/wiki/
The following quotations from Banckes’Herbal

1.Also if thou be feeble boyle the leaves in cleane water and washe thyself and thou shalt wax shiny  
cooking varieties add ( you feeble/ weak- boil the leaves in clean water and wash yourself and you shall be wax shiny)

2.If thy legges be blowen with gowte, boyle the leaves in water and binde them in a linnen cloath and winde it about thy legges and it shall do thee much good.
cooking varieties add (if thy legs blown with gout, boil the leaves in water and bind them in a linen cloth and wind it around your legs-shall do you much good)

3.Take the Timber thereof and burn it to coales and make powder thereof and rubbe thy teeth thereof and it shall keep thy teeth from all evils. Smell it oft and it shall keep thee youngly.
cooking varieties add ( take the timber thereof/ wood and burn  it into coal, make powder, rub on teeth- keep  away bad and make it young)

4.Make thee a box of the wood of rosemary and smell to it and it shall preserve thy youth.'
cooking varieties add (make a box from rosemary wood, it’s smell  is good for youth/ keep young)
The Ancients were well acquainted with the shrub, which had a reputation for strengthening the memory.
The oil of Rosemary, distilled from the flowering tops, is a more superior oil, as compared to that obtained from the stems and leaves.
Rosemary is one of the plants like lavender which grows better in England than anywhere and English oil of Rosemary is of superior quality.
It is an excellent stomachic and nervine, curing many cases of headache and. may be useful in preventing or treating certain cancers, strokes and Alzheimer’s disease.
BEAUTIFUL WINTER UP NORTH..
WONDER IF ROSEMARY  PLANTS  STILL HAVE  LEAVES AROUND THIS TIME

46 comments:

  1. Hi Wan, very interesting post. Gosh, never knew all this before about Rosemary tea. Never tried it before.
    I drink mostly Chinese or Japanese green tea only.
    And strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.
    Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.
    You have a pleasant week, and keep a song in your heart.
    Best regards.
    Lee.

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    1. hi Lee, many thanks for coming over with your great comments.. i like your style..do try rosemary tea with saffron threads sometimes.. tell me about it. ha ha
      have a wonderful weekend and a very happy Gong Xi Fa Cai

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  2. Its great to know the health benefits of Rosemary, ur articles are always helpful on getting to know things better :)

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  3. thanks for sharing the valuable info..lovely pics dear
    Tasty Appetite

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    1. hi jay, thanks for your visit dear. glad you like this and have a nice day

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  4. hi prathiba, thanks for your kind visit and sweet comment. glad you fing my posts useful. have a nice day

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  5. useful post


    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  6. I too agree with Prathibha.. You have a lovely write up..great to know about these plants n flowers,never thought 75000 flowers yield just 1lb saffron!!!

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    1. hi julie, thanks for visiting and i feel good that you find my post beneficial. have a nice day dear

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  7. Hi Wan! :) Passing by.. *waving hand to you* :) And smile for this another healthful post from you..:) Thanks for always sharing great post! :) Muaaaahhh!! :)

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    1. hi sagittarian, thanks you so much for coming...i am waving at you too dear good friend of mine.. sharing my post with is a pleasure, see you soon, going to visit you. have a great day

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  8. I often use rosemary in cooking; mostly with Meditteranean recipes..Now that I know how healthy it is, I'm going to use it even more.
    Thanks Wan

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    1. hi jasna, thanks you for the visit and sweet comments, looking forward to learn recipes from you with lots of rosemary added.. have a great day

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  9. wonderful and informative post..i always learn a lot of new things..Thanks Ms.Wan..:)

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    1. hi sobha, thanks for visiting and i feel good that you find my post beneficial. have a nice day dear

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  10. I am growing the rosemary in my garden now and so far so good. Once they are ready to be picked, I am going to try the tea with lemon. I simply adore the fragrant of rosemary and they are lovely too for roasting. Great sharing Maznah and for the ideas of what I can do with rosemary.

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    1. hi nava, glad you cam by and do tell me when your rosemary grows well. i would like to plant it also. have a nice day

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  11. hi aarthi, thanks for coming with you sweet comment, have a nice day

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  12. beautiful pics and very informative post..havent tried rosemary tea yet :-(

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    1. hi ramya, thanks for your visit dear, glad you like this post and have a great day..

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    1. hi annemineli, thanks for coming over, glad to know you. hope to visit your blog soon, have a nice day

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  14. Such lovely photos, my friend! Rosemary is one of my very favorite herbs!

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    1. hi ann, thank for visiting, would be happy to share your rosemary added recipes next time... looking forward. have a nice day

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  15. Great info on rosemary. Thanks for sharing.

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    Regards
    Spoon and Chopsticks
    http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com

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    1. hi spoon and chopsticks, many thanks for coming over, glad you find this post informative. have a nice day

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  16. Hello Wan..I heard about rosemary as a cooking herb..I didn't know it is also used as a tea and thank you for such info's. I'll try using it as a tea..and a zest of lemon oh wow a sure relaxing way after a tiring day..passing by Wan ;)

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    1. Hi Sie, O my God, i thought i would never hear from you for a long time..what a wonderful surprise.. why dont you just blog as and when you feel ok, then you visit us and from this, we know you have a new post..we will definitely go over.. miss your kind hearted ways Sie..dont leave please.. anyway many thanks for coming over..you are such an adorable friend... take care

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  17. I love to drink rosemary tea but I don't think we can find/plant this in Malaysia? can we?

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  18. Hi lunaticg..thanks for coming over, i bought fresh rosemary leaves( see the photo in my blog) from genting..planted there now.. basil leaves also available.. genting sell fresh cut rosemary and basil leaves at supemarket in kl. thanks and regards...wan

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  19. Haven't tried rosemary tea yet, thanks for sharing this inspirational post dear!

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    1. hi treat and trick..thank you for your kind visit and sweet comments. have a nice day

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  20. Beautiful post. Absolutely mind-blowing and flavourful tea.
    Chick peas is different and white peas is round shape (white/green colour).

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    1. hi urmi, thank you for your visit, ok noted on the white peas and glad you like my post. have a nice day dear

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  21. Truly informative with luvly n yummy clicks.Thanks for sharing.

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    1. hi christy, thanks for your visit, glad you like my pics. have a nice day dear

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  22. We have a big bush of rosemary plant. But I only use them for roasting. That is many interesting information you have on rosemary.

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  23. hi diana, wow best nya..you got a very bushy rosemary shrub.. can easily make fresh herb tea and wax shiny skin ha ha
    have a nice day

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  24. i love roasted lamb or chicken with rosemary

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    1. hi cindyrina.. thanks for coming over, glad to know you pandai roast chicken ha ha..
      i thought you always eat out. have a nice day

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  25. Knowing this I will make sure to drink Rosemary Tea soon! Your posts are always a great source of knowledge Wan.
    Thank you so much. Have a fabulous week-end!

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    1. hi marie , thanks for coming over.glad you like the post
      have a nice day

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