I have been collecting Rose Petals all summer this year for my sashes, and I have also been wanting to make some Rose Tea out of the petals. Around the new moon last month, I was smelling roses everywhere, even though the season it over, so I figured my sensory system of my body along with my astral body who was smelling the roses, if you will, meta-roses, it was a sign that my body needs it now. So I did a little research and foundarticle and she states:
Because of the medicinal properties of roses, it is widely used in Ayurveda medicine. One cup of fresh rose hips has the equivalent amount of vitamin C in 60 oranges. Rose tea (tea made with rose petals ) is not a new idea and here are 11 extraordinary health benefits of rose tea.
The reasons for the diuretic effects of the roses, is that they contain Vitamin C, pectin, malic and citric acids.”
- Clears toxins and heat from the body, has a cooling effect on the body.
- Relieves sore throats, runny nose and blocked bronchial tubes.
- Useful for chest problems (heart issues, physical or emotional).
- Fights infections in the digestive tract & re-establish normal bacterial in intestines.
- Relieves fluid retention & hastens elimination of wastes through kidneys.
- Wonderful remedy for dysentery, diarrhea and gastro enteritis.
- Its a laxative and remedy for all liver problems including sluggishness.
- Cleanses the liver and gall bladder and promotes bile flow.
- Relieve uterine congestion causing pain
- Good for heavy menses cycle periods and for irregular periods and infertility.
- Uplifting effect on the nervous system by relieving insomnia, depression, fatigue.
According to Mayo Clinic, too much of Vitamin C can cause Diarrhea or for those with hardy bowel systems it should be fine and no problem at all and either way it’s not harmful at all. Our body does not store Vitamin C and flushes out excess, so even if I truly had too much look at it as an internal cleansed naturally.
Rose Magazine says that genuine natural rose oil has a tonic and astringent effect on the capillaries just below the skin surface, which makes it useful in diminishing the redness caused by enlarged capillaries. Rose water especially in the petal rather that hip, is very soothing to irritated skin. It is also a tonic and antiseptic. Rosewater has been shown to be very valuable as an antiseptic in eye infections. Rose water and rose tea from petals soothes the nerves and emotional body. It is regarded as a mild sedative and anti-depressant. In addition, a tea made with rose petals (pour 150 ml of boiling water over 1 /2 grams of rose petals) often soothes a mild sore throat.
Rose hips (the flowers which have swollen to seed) are an excellent source of vitamins A, B3, C, D and E. They also contain bioflavonoids, citric acid, flavonoids, fructose, malic acid, tannins and zinc. Taken in the form of tea they are good for infections, particularly bladder infections. Rose hip tea is also used in the treatment of diarrhea [that is unless you have too much of it!]. It is an especially good source of vitamin C.” If you decide to explore rose oil, rose water, or rose tea, make sure that it comes from natural, chemical free sources.
Images Bulgarian Rose Festival and Illustration by roses kineko craft