While roses have been symbols of love through the ages, with their incredibly high frequency, deep healing properties, beautification and balancing powers it’s no wonder why!
A rose isn’t just a rose… it’s a gift to our lives on so many levels.
The healing properties of roses (whether as an oil, fragrance, tea or other extract) are amazing.
Rose aids in digestion.
Drinking rose hip or rose petal tea can aid in digestion by stimulating the production of bile in your stomach. This helps the digestive system break down and digest food. Rose tea feeds the microflora (good bacteria) in your stomach, which is also essential to proper digestion, absorption of nutrients and minerals – and overall good health.
Rose acts as an anti-inflammatory.
You can utilize the healing power of roses on your body in the form of lotions and oils, or you can ingest as tinctures, elixirs or tea to ease inflammation. For topical, external use, you can use rose essential oil, rose tincture, or liniments (topic remedy, either oil based or liquid, that helps relieve pain, stiffness and sore muscles) on the areas where your muscles feel sore, inflamed or where there is an infection. When rose is taken internally, it can relieve inflammation all over your body. Of course, only do this when consulting a medical professional if you’re not sure of the effects of roses on your body. (more on this HERE)
It boosts immune system.
Rose tea is extremely high in vitamin C and has many anti-bacterial properties. This makes it the perfect tea to drink when you have a runny nose, congestion and/or a sore throat. With all the wealthier changes in LA recently, I am about to make some this afternoon and drink it on ice. The scent is also totally intoxicating.
And…cleanses the liver.
Drinking rose tea can aid in removing toxins from your body. As a natural diuretic and mild laxative, drinking this tea can promote a healthy liver by flushing out toxins. It can also relieve fluid retention and bloat. (more on this is HERE)
Skincare shines with roses.
Rosehip oil is derived from the seedpods of a rose bush through the process of pressing to extract the oil. This oil contains fatty acids and antioxidants that promote the regeneration of skin, help correct dark spots and reduce the appearance of fine lines. I’ve used this directly on my whole face nightly (when I’m not using pure vitamin E oil) and the results have been spectacular.
Rose essential oil is made from the pressing of the petals of the rose flower. This oil has vitamins and minerals that moisturize dehydrated skin and calm acne, inflammation and eczema breakouts. It is extremely rich and concentrated and I suggest getting high quality products like Rosemira’s line that are formulated with the rose oil mixed in already.
Rose water is packed with anti-inflammatory properties that can combat acne, reduce redness and ease eczema. It also helps balance the Ph of your skin and acts as a mild, non-abrasive astringent – deep cleaning and toning your skin. I grab this from my local health food store and spray it all over my face, hair, body and home!
Rose promotes calm.
The aroma of rose essential oil can soothe your autonomic nervous system, resulting in relief from anxiety attacks, panic attacks and depression. One study, published in the Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, tested the effects of aromatherapy with rose oil and warm foot bath on anxiety during labor on first-time pregnant woman – a known natural stressful situation, especially for someone’s first time. It was found that aromatherapy using rose oil and a foot bath reduced anxiety. (more on this is HERE)
Rose also enhances mood.
Aromatherapy using rose essential oil has been proven to fight depression and elevate mood. In a study published in the journal, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, reported by Dr. Axe, researchers tested rose aromatherapy on subjects experiencing post-natal depression. Two groups were tested; one group received 15 minute sessions of aromatherapy (2.5% solution of rose/lavender oil) twice a week for 4 weeks, while the other group received no treatment. The results that the woman showed a significant decrease in depression score and improved general anxiety overall.(more on this is HERE)
And, of course, roses are always associated with every type of love.
So, that, in itself, is a massive gift to your home, to your office, to your every single day!
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