Herbal Insights Deep Dive: The Basics and Benefits of Rose Petals

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Herbal Insights Deep Dive: The Basics and Benefits of Rose Petals

Rose is one of the most well-known and revered herbs throughout history; A cultural symbol for love and beauty and one of the most well-loved flowers. It comes as no surprise that rose is also known as the “Queen of Flowers.” If you’ve ever “stopped and smelled the roses” you would know firsthand the power of these fragrant and showy blooms. Just inhaling them and looking at the beautifully vibrant petals, can awaken the senses and uplift the spirit.

THE BASICS

Rose, a flowering shrub with over 300 different species, is native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia. While originally wild, rose has been cultivated all over the world for thousands of years. It has weaved its way into our history and mythology with its brilliant array of colors, and intoxicating aroma. Beyond the bouquet, rose petals are used in many cultures and can most commonly be found in perfumes, cosmetics, Skincare, and even food and drink.

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BENEFITS OF ROSE PETALS

While both rose petals and rose hips have extensive healing properties, today we will be talking about rose petals. Rose petals provide both anti inflammatory and astringent properties, making it perfect to tighten, tone, nourish and soothe the skin. Because of its cooling nature, it is a wonderful remedy for hot conditions like sunburns, rosacea, acne and other inflammatory skin conditions. Being rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, rose is ideal for both dry and mature skin. It can fight free-radical damage, relieve inflammation and help improve skin tone.

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Rose is a quintessential ally when it comes to all matters of the heart. On the physical level, it can help support and tonify the cardiovascular system. It has been shown to help support healthy blood pressure levels.

Beyond its skin and heart-healing properties, rose also has the ability to support the digestive tract. The cooling, astringent nature of rose petals make it especially beneficial for inflammation in the digestive tract due to IBS, leaky gut or other inflammatory conditions.

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Our dried roses can be bought as whole rose buds, pink or red rose petals.

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