The Healing Powers Of Rose Flower

NaturalHealth-12-9-15-CopyTHE rose plant Rosa gallica officinale belongs to the family of plant known as Rosaceae.

It is a perennial flowering shrub with thorny stems.

The rose flower comes in varying shapes, sizes and colours, each with unique rose scent.

Rose plant flowers can be found in the wild, but they mainly cultivated for commercial or for private use.

The roses are the most deeply ingrained flower in human history and culture.

In 1597, Gerard, in his book Herbal, noted: “…through their beauty and variety or colour and exquisite form, they do bring to a liberal and gentle mind the remembrance of honesty, comeliness and all kinds of virtues.”

Different coloured roses have different meanings. For example, the violet or purple roses symbolises adoration, majesty, royalty and splendor, while the red roses are widely used across the world as symbol and as an expression of deep love, respect and devotional worship.

The flowers absorb and retain higher radiations and release them gradually.

They charge the atmosphere negatively and help to open the heart, the mind and the spirit.

For healing purposes, organic roses (the flowers, petals, rosehips or fruits, leaves, root and bark) that are not sprayed with harmful fungicide or herbicides are used.
Chemical Constituents

The flowers and their petals contain a bitter principle, tannin, organic acids, volatile oil, Vitamins A, B, E and K and minerals, such as potassium, zinc, selenium and iron.

The fruits or rose hips are rich in Vitamins C, B and K, as well as volatile oil, plant acids, tannin, sugar, pectin and vanillin, etc.
Therapeutic Actions

The flowers and petals have anti-microbial (antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic), antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anti-aging, aphrodisiac, astringent, rejuvenating blood tonic, blood purifier, expectorant, emmenogogue, expectorant, digestive stimulant, carminative, heart and kidney tonic, mood enhancing, sedative, nervine, etc properties.
Method of Preparations
The fresh, dried rose flower petals or the hips (fruits) can be prepared as tea (infusion), decoction (boiling), tincture (alcohol extraction), syrup, white wine or rosewater and be used as medicine.

Medicinal Uses
The tea (infusion) or the decoction (boiling) prepared with rose petals with or without the leaves is taken as:
1) An effective blood purifier.
2) Immunity booster against all kinds of infections.
3) Digestive aid for all kinds of digestive- dyspepsia, indigestion, flatulence, colic, halitosis, vomiting, diarrhea, enteritis, dysentery, constipation, hemorrhoids, as they strengthen the liver and are helpful in treating liver disorders.

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