Roses Are More Than Just Red

Bed of Roses

Many of us are staying home due to the current pandemic, as a result we have seen a huge increase in use for botanicals.  No other botanical conjures up memories like the beloved Rose, and with over 360 species we have found many uses for them.  After all, who doesn’t love the sight and scent of fresh roses.  How about dried rose petals? Most of us tend to think of them as something to add in potpourri blend.   Truth is, they have long been used in naturopathic and homeopathic medicines.  Along with this it has been used for topical beauty applications and culinary ones.  

Beyond their sheer beauty here are just a few benefits of rose petals; 

Relieves Stress and Depression

  • With fatigue and stress comes insomnia and irritability. Through the inhalation of rose petal fumes can help alleviate these symptoms.

Healing Sore Throats

  • Rose petal tea can help cure sore throats, roses have tons of anti-microbial properties.

Get Rid of Acne

  • Rose petal’s have an abundance of vitamin C and as a result have anti-inflammatory properties. For centuries people have used rose water to help cure acne and for good reason as it seems to help with acne and blemishes. 

Helps Urinary Tract Infection

  • If you are suffering from a urinary tract infection rose petals may be beneficial in curing it. According to medical reports it has a microbe called Enterococcus faecalis which causes infections. Rose petal water may aid in removing such bacteria.

These are just a few and if you take some time to look online you will find many more.