Drinking rosemary (Rosa sativa) water and energy drinks have been linked to elevated blood pressure and higher cholesterol levels.
This article originally appeared at Breitbart News.
Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large and senior editor-at the Breitbart News website Ben Shapiro, along with Breitbart News contributor Matt Boyle, discussed the rise of the drinking rosemary water trend in a recent segment on the show.
The segment, entitled “Drink Up, Drink Up,” was filmed in August 2016 and features Shapiro, Boyle, and Breitbart News senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
The video has since been viewed nearly 5 million times on YouTube.
In the segment, Shapiro and Yiannopoulos discussed the trend of people consuming rosemary-based drinks and discussed whether or not rosemary should be considered a health threat.
“I think it’s a pretty ridiculous thing for people to drink rosemaries, and I’ve got no idea why,” Shapiro said.
“The reason people drink rose is because they’re not drinking any other natural thing.
So it’s not a natural health drink.
It’s a very simple health thing to drink, which is actually pretty good.”
The video was shot at the New York City Bar, a trendy bar frequented by New York Times bestselling author and social media influencer Lauren Southern.
The bar’s owner, George Giambrone, said in an interview with the New Yorker that the cocktail was “the drink of choice” in the bar.
The New Yorker article also reported that the bartender, who was in charge of the cocktail’s taste, told Southern to “drink it like a rock star.”
The bartender claimed that the rosemary is a natural ingredient used by some to treat headaches, but the bartender did not provide evidence that this is the case.
However, the New England Journal of Medicine reported in August that the use of rosemary in drinking water has been linked with increased blood pressure, a potentially dangerous condition known as hypertension.
Rosemary-laced drinks are commonly promoted on the internet, with websites such as the “Drinking Rosemary Water” Facebook page and the “Rosemary Tea” Facebook group featuring images of rosemays and water and text that reads, “I’ve seen people drinking rose, and now I’m drinking rose.”
On the Facebook page for the bar, patrons are encouraged to post photos of themselves in the Rosemary Tea or Rosemary tea cup and explain their experience with the drink.
Some customers have shared videos of themselves drinking the drink on Instagram and Vine.
The Rosemary Vine video was shared over 2 million times and featured many of the same people, including Lauren Southern and Milo Yiannopoulos, sharing their experiences of drinking the drinks.
The videos also featured a group of women who shared their experiences with drinking rose water.
In one video, a woman named “Pam” shared her experience of drinking rosewater, claiming that she had “a lot of friends that drink rose water” and she felt “more comfortable” with it because of it.
In another video, an unnamed woman named Sarah posted a Vine video that she said “seemed to be an actual conversation” with a man she met at the bar while she was there.
Sarah said that the man “didn’t drink rose and was actually quite enjoying it” and “really enjoyed the drink.”
“I really liked that it was so clean, I like the freshness,” she said.
Sarah told the New Times in an article published earlier this month that she was able to quit her job as a security guard because of her health issues.
“At one point, I had just been diagnosed with acute myocarditis,” Sarah said.
When she asked her boss for permission to stop working, she said she was told she could only be given two months’ leave, but her health had declined to such a point that she could not work.
The woman who posted the Vine video also shared a Vine account that she claimed was “with a few friends” who were drinking rose and saying they enjoyed the experience.
The Vine account shared numerous posts of women discussing their experience drinking rose.
One Vine post shows two women drinking rose tea, with one of them saying, “Rose is a super natural medicine that can help to control your blood pressure.”
The woman then shared that her friend had been “taking the drink everyday” for the past month.
The other woman said that she and her friend enjoyed the taste and the experience of drink.
The account then shared an audio clip of the women discussing the drink, and one of the men said that he felt that the drink made him feel “a little bit better.”
A third Vine post has more than a dozen men discussing the same topic, with several sharing their own experiences with consuming rose water and discussing the negative effects of drinking it.
“My doctor told me that drinking rose is a pretty bad idea,” one man told the men.
“It is not really healthy, it’s really dangerous, and it can really increase your risk