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Mother's tea cup: Rosemary for aiding weight loss

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There are many varieties of rosemary with different shapes and growth patterns, but when it comes to shades of blue, rosemary blooms in spectacular hues, from true blue to rosy blue, with the exception of one white-flowering variety.

The official plant is a woody shrub that grows from three to six feet tall, with shiny, narrow leaves that are dark green above and soft gray below. It blooms in spring and sometimes fall with lavender-blue flowers that fill the air with a fragrance like sweet pine.

Obviously, rosemary has enchanted poets and historians for centuries. It has a long history of medicinal use, for cooking, symbolic blessings, and aromatherapy in gardens around the world.

Rosemary tea helps to improve the digestion of fats, and keeps wastes from accumulating, including cellulite deposits.

When it comes to making a tea, one can purchase a bag of rosemary leaves at http://www.iherb.com. Take one teaspoon of the leaves and place it in an infuser. Let it steep in hot water for 8 minutes. Be sure to cover it.

Of course, one can purchase rosemary tea in 24 bags for less than $5.00 at http://www.iherb.com.

Be sure to use this coupon code, BER298, and save $5.00 at checkout.

When it comes to adding a sweetener to any of the herbal teas I consume, I prefer using either the organic blue agave from Wholesome Sweetener because of its unusual taste and its rich amber color, or Acacia Himalayan Organic Raw Honey from Heavenly Organics for its mild fruity taste.

The Acacia Himalayan Organic Raw Honey is produced in an isolated valley of the Himalayan Mountains in the Kashmir region of India.

Of course, both products can be purchased at http://www.iherb.com.

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