Rose Leaf Tea

blevinandwomba Posts: 813 ✭✭✭✭

I decided to try my eglantine rose's leaves. Eglantines have a distinct green apple smell to the foliage, and I've been wondering if that comes through in the taste. I drinking it right now. I don't think I used a enough leaves, as it's weak, but very pleasant. There was a mild flavor of green apple, so I'm pleased. I'm going to have to try some of my other roses.


  • RustBeltCowgirl
    RustBeltCowgirl Posts: 1,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's pretty cool.

    @torey Are there any medicinal benefits to rose leaf?

  • jowitt.europe
    jowitt.europe Posts: 1,411 admin

    @blevinandwomba it has never occured to me to try rose leaves. I always collect rose petals, but leaves. Thank you for sharing. I love experimenting. I will definitely try it out.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,502 admin

    @RustBeltCowgirl Rose leaves are astringent so infusions are helpful for cases of diarrhea, although a decoction of the root bark is the most astringent part of the plants. An infusion of the leaves can be used to ease minor dermatitis or itchy scalp and cradle cap. All parts of Rose species are useful; roots & root bark, cane bark, leaves, flower petals and finally the hips & seeds.

  • ltwickey
    ltwickey Posts: 369 ✭✭✭

    I too have never used the leaves of rose plants. Rose petals and hips have always been my go-to, But will definitely add leaves to my next tea concoction!!

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,353 admin

    Hey, just by coincidence, I discuss the medicinal uses of the Rose family on this week's podcast!