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Therapy of Roses

When you look for more reasons to plant those beautiful roses in a garden, courtyard or even on you veranda in containers, think of the therapeutic value these roses can have for you and your family. Roses truly have much more to offer than just beauty or something “pretty” to look at. Roses can increase a feeling of well being, thus improving our overall health. Rose water, as well as rose oils come from these flowers. Even rose hips have many valuable aspects and properties. It is known that people used roses for oils and water since 10th Century Persia – the main source of these products still today.

When making rose oil, you need a large quantity of roses to get a little amount of oil. For this reason, you hardly find pure, concentrates rose oil. It is rather mixed with almond, jojoba and grape-seed oil to make it more easy to access and less expensive. Rose oil and rose water (gotten through distillation) is used internally in aromatherapy – where rose essences are inhaled through steam or diffusion – but is mostly used as a topical medicine. The different types of commercially used rose oils are Rosa Centifolia, Rosa Gallica and Rosa Damascena. The different oils differ in colour and strength of aroma, but they all ultimately have the same therapy value. These oils are made, because roses offer soothing effects on the nervous system and can uplift an emotional state of mind. It has also been classifies as an anti-depressant and a mild sedative. Roses treat many different stress conditions, such as nervous tension, heart diseases and peptic ulcers. They even help with digestion issues, circulation and womb problems. Rose petal tea (250ml boiling water with 1g rose petals) can sooth sore throats. 홈타이

Beautiful Roses in a garden are not just used to relax people and cure illnesses, but have also been used in other remedies and medicinal products since the earliest centuries. A main benefit of a rose is that if you make a skincare product out of its petals or waters, it will suit any skin type and not have any adverse effects. Especially drying, aging or sensitive skin can benefit greatly from rose remedies, because they have a tonic and astringent effect on capillaries just below the surface of the skin. This means that the products can reduce redness that one finds when these vessels are inflamed. Rose water has even been proven to act as an antiseptic in eye infections. You should, however, be aware that synthetic or fake rose ingredients will not have these effects and for this reason, planting your own roses and making water and oils (by mixing your roses with other oils) can be the least expensive and the healthiest option. You will find that manufacturers actually label products as “containing rose essence,” but this does not mean it is real.

Rose hips – flowers swollen to the seed – are a great source of vitamins B3, C, D, E and A, as well as citric aced, flavonoids, fructose, malic aced, zinc and tannin. This means that they can eliminate infections and diarrhea if drunk in a tea form.

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