From My Apothecary Cabinet – Rosemary Ginger Tea

Fresh Rosemary is the best!

This simple tea is made with 1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary leaves, 1 thin slice of fresh ginger root and 1 teaspoon of raw honey. I used my large tea strainer and seeped for 15 minutes, then added honey and drank hot. It’s definitely an aromatic tea and to me it taste quite good. I found another version of this tea on Nmami Life that I plan to make too, which as basil in it. I think this tea would also be good cold and refreshing to drink cold.

Rosemary is not only known for its taste and smell; it is also renowned for the many health benefits it possesses. A good source of iron, calcium and vitamins A, C, and B-6, rosemary has been used for its medicinal purposes for centuries.

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So why Rosemary and ginger?

As stated in the quote above, Rosemary has many health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties, can help improve memory and can provide pain relief when massaged into the skin. Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties, can boost immunity, lower blood sugar levels, can help with indigestion, can help improve brain function, can help to lower cholesterol and can help with weight management.

Last week I watched the latest episode of Rosalee’s podcast featuring Phoenix resident Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz who talked about the benefits of using rosemary. She talked about her rosemary tonic that she makes that is massaged into joints and muscles to aid circulation. So of course I had to make it !

The recipe for this can be found on the podcast page here.

I’m on a quest to find the best herbal combination possible to help with inflammation. My husband has joint pain and has the beginning stages of arthritis. He cannot take prescription medication due to the side affects he has had and he wants to try going the natural route to help relieve his pain. Inflammation in the body is the largest culprit to pain and arthritis, and my journey of learning natural remedies is to help my husband gain relief from this pain.

Thank you for letting me share!

2 thoughts on “From My Apothecary Cabinet – Rosemary Ginger Tea

  1. Both of those rosemary-themed items sound wonderful. Did the tea taste like it smelled or was it a different herb-y type taste? I’ll also add turmeric to your list of investigations for inflammation, as well as chia seeds. Maybe they’ll be of use?

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    1. You could taste the rosemary but it wasn’t overpowering. It was actually very pleasant. Turmeric is on my list but never thought about chia seeds, thank you Anne for the suggestion 😊

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