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Rose essential oil: properties and uses

Continued. The beginning is in the article Essential oil roses.

French rose (Rosa gallica var. Officinalis)

Rose oil has a harmonizing and stabilizing effect on the emotional state, has a harmonizing effect on the endocrine system. It is used for tachycardia, irritability and insomnia.

Rose oil is suitable for all skin types and for all ages, especially stressed, aging and aging skin. Thanks to this, rose oil can be used to form wonderful face creams and massage oils based on vegetable oils (almond, olive). Rose oil is an important ingredient in cosmetics and expensive perfumes. The literature indicates that up to 90% of perfume compositions for women and more than 40% for men based on essential oils include a rose.

For problems with the liver and gallbladder, use a drop of rose oil on a lump of sugar. Stomach ulcers are treated in the same way in Bulgaria. Rose essential oil has a strong antimicrobial effect and inhibits the development of the bacteria Helicobacter, which provokes ulcers. In addition, it exhibits high antiviral activity, primarily against herpes of all varieties, and suppresses the development of the causative agent of thrush (Candidaalbicans).

Interestingly, when the rose oil is taken internally, the skin acquires a faint pink scent that lasts for several days.

In case of hypotension, it is recommended to apply a drop of essential oil to the pulse. Rose oil, like lavender oil, refers to oils that can be applied to the skin without diluting.

It is effective for dermatitis, boils, wounds, ulcers, acne.

In oriental cuisine, rose water is in great demand, which is added not only to skin care products, but also to confectionery, drinks and various dishes of oriental cuisine.

The extract oil is effective as a pain reliever for muscle pain, as an antispasmodic for headache, most authors note an antidepressant and sedative effect. Extraction oil is rarely used internally due to possible residual solvent residues.

Rose petals

The petals contain tannins, flavonoids (quercitrin). In general, rose petals are almost a periodic table. They also have calciuminfluencing the metabolism and assimilation of nutrients by the body and increasing resistance to infections, and potassium, which is necessary for normal cardiac activity, and copper, which is involved in the processes of hematopoiesis and improves the functioning of the endocrine glands, and iodinethat has a beneficial effect on the function of the thyroid gland. Lots of rose petals glandrequired for the production of hemoglobin. There are also magnesiumwhich eliminates spasms and dilates blood vessels, and selenium, which is able to actively fight the aging process of cells and prevent the onset of cancer.

Rose petals contain vitamin C, carotene, B vitamins and vitamin K, which is involved in hematopoiesis.

In Italy, the rose is taken orally for pain in the stomach; in combination with vinegar - for infected wounds; rose petals infused with wine - for indigestion and gynecological diseases; fresh petals - externally with erysipelas; petals mixed with honey - for gum disease, and in combination with honey water - as an antipyretic agent.

In folk medicine, preparations from rose petals in the form of rinsing and irrigation are used for diseases of the lungs, upper respiratory tract and inflammation of the mucous membrane, gastrointestinal tract, jaundice, flu, sore throat, cholera.

Warm foot baths with rose water help with rheumatism. With sciatica, a compress with hot infusion is applied to the lumbosacral zone. For colds, wear socks soaked in warm rose water and dried overnight.In case of severe dizziness, a towel soaked in infusion is applied to the forehead area. Wet wraps improve the tone of the body well, for example, after a surgical operation. To do this, moisten the sheet with cool rose water and wrap it tightly around the body. A dry sheet is placed over it and wrapped in a blanket.

Rose tea (a teaspoon of dry petals in a glass of boiling water) is drunk for colds, pharyngitis, bronchitis, as well as for various types of neuroses and an excited state of the nervous system. In addition, it is an excellent vitamin remedy.

I find rose petal jam an excellent natural medicine, especially useful in the cold season. It is useful for everyone, but I especially recommend it for colds, pulmonary tuberculosis, vitamin deficiency and lack of minerals. It also cleanses the body of toxins.

Rosa x centifolia

Fresh pink petals have a high bactericidal activity: microorganisms in contact with their active components die within five minutes. Therefore, they are used to treat any skin disease. To relieve inflammation in eczema, psoriasis, erysipelas, acne, simply apply fresh petals to the affected areas. Purulent wounds that do not heal for a long time, burns will heal much faster if fresh rose petals are applied to them. They also relieve itching from allergies and scratching.

Water extracts from rose petals and creams with the addition of rose oil eliminate minor skin inflammation, irritation, flaking.

Dried Rose Flower Powdermixed with honey is an effective remedy for any inflammatory processes in the oral cavity, especially for stomatitis and periodontitis. The honey-pink mixture should be rubbed into the sore gums.

In the food industry, rose petals are used to flavor tea, confectionery, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, and even tobacco, they make jam from the petals and make delight.

In the East, the rose is added to flavor treats and drinks. In China, sweet dishes are flavored with rose, in Afghanistan - sorbets, soft drinks. Culinary experts spice up gooseberry, blackthorn, dogwood jam with rose water, and apple candy with rose oil. Jelly and marmalade are prepared from flowers, gooseberry marmalade is seasoned with rose.