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Roselle tea – Benefits and Properties

by Dianna Leon
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ROSELLE TEA

From the Droseraceae family, Rorela is scientifically called Drosera rotundifolia . It is a carnivorous plant that contains medicinal properties that are beneficial to the body. It resembles a flower, with reddish-pink petals, and the center of each petal has small yellow hairs, responsible for producing a sticky liquid. As it is very rare, it is not found to be harvested directly from nature, nor can it be, to avoid a possible imbalance and its harvest. It is possible to find it in Brazil in some natural food stores or on the internet.

Properties and Benefits

The poplar has expectorant, diuretic and calming properties. It is excellent in the treatment of respiratory problems, mainly because it helps to eliminate phlegm. Its calming properties make it to be prescribed several times as an aid in the treatment of anxiety, hyperactivity, insomnia and panic syndrome, among other ailments that cause nervousness. It also relieves irritation, inflammation, flu, irritating cough, gastric ulcers and sore throat. For those who want to lose weight or suffer from urinary tract problems – such as urine infections and cystitis – the poplar can also be used, as its diuretic properties make the body eliminate excess fluids and toxins, improving the functioning of the bladder, promoting a cleansing in the body and consequently reducing the swelling and losing a few extra pounds. The plant is also indicated for asthma, whooping cough, bronchitis, spasms, laryngitis, dry or acute cough.

How to prepare

When preparing the roselle tea, all its parts are used, with the exception of the root. Put two grams of dried seed in a cup, then cover it with boiling water until it is almost full. Smother it and let it settle. Then strain and sweeten to taste. Drink 2-3 cups of rosemary tea a day, preferably before main meals.

Attention : To date there are no reports of contraindications or side effects. If you experience any unwanted consequences from the consumption of tea, stop it immediately and seek medical advice.

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