The benefits of Roses and two recipes is a quick rundown of just how healing this special flower is. The entire plant can be used inner bark, leaves, petals, and rose hips which are the fruits of the rose. Let's take a closer look.
Botanical name: Rose spp.
Energetics: Cooling, drying
Plant properties: Astringent, analgesic, nervine, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant
Plant uses: Bladder infections, colds, flu, grief, depression, inflammation, wounds
Preparations: Tea, tincture, honey, syrup, vinegar, food
True wild roses have only 5 petals and a giant starburst color in the middle.
They range in color from white to a deep-pink and are truly aromatic to say the least. How did we get to the roses that we know today? Breeding and more breeding, which unfortunately lead to less medicinal properties and little to none aromatics.
Roses fluidly address our physical and emotional health making it an amazing medicine for our heart.
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Benefits Of Infused Rose Oil
- Soothes skin irritation.
- Soothes sore throats.
- Reduces skin redness.
- Helps prevent and treats infections.
- Contains antioxidants.
- Heals cuts, scars, and burns.
- Enhances mood.
- Relieves headaches.
Benefits Of Rose Water
- Maintains healthy hair
- Improves oral health
- Aids in digestion
- Alleviates headaches
- Helps improve sleep
- Mood booster
- Treats mild infections
- Relieves sore throats
- Improves complexion
- Soothes irritated skin
Benefits of Rose Tea
- Reducing Anxiety. A cup of rose tea can help to soothe anxiety and reduce stress
- Improving Digestion
- Soothing Menstrual Cramps
- High in Antioxidants
- Contains Antimicrobial Properties
- Reducing Inflammation
- High in Antioxidants
- High in Vitamin C
- Caffeine free
How To Use
Both rose petals and hips are high in bioflavonoids, and hips is high it vitamin c. to get the most nutrition, eat them straight off the bush. However, they are both perfect for jelly, honey, vinegars, preserves, tinctures, skincare, haircare, general wellness.
Rose petals and hips and be eaten in food like quantities. Dosages anywhere from 5 grams to 45 grams per day.
2 heaping tablespoons dried rosebuds or petals
1 teaspoon lemon verbena
1 teaspoon dried cornflower
honey, to taste (rose honey even better!)
-Bring 1 1/4 cup of water to boil
-Mix all the herbs together in a cup or tea infuser
-Pour the just boiled water over the herbs. Cover and steep for 7-10 minutes.
-Strain, add honey of desired
Rose Hip-Cranberry Compote
3 cups chopped medium apples
2 cups fresh cranberries
1/3 cup dried rose hips with seeds removed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 cup apple juice
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 cup honey or sugar to taste
Fresh whipped cream (optional)
-Place fruits, rose hips, lemon juice, lemon zest, apple juice, pomegranate juice, and ginger into a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low simmer.
-Simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally to prevent burning. After 20 minutes the fruit should be soft and mixture will look jelled and cooked down.
-Add spices and the honey. Add more honey to taste. Stir for another 2 minutes and remove from heat.
-Serve warm and with whip of desired.