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Magic Rose: How a Flower Helps Human Health

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The rose is considered one of the most beautiful plants. Mankind has celebrated it for centuries in paintings, books and songs. However, in addition to its beauty, the rose has many useful properties.

Many people know that due to the high content of vitamin C, rose fruits are useful to brew for colds. The petals of this plant also differ in their healing composition. Therefore, the rose is very popular in medicine and cosmetology.

Today, we will tell more about why a rose can be very very useful for you.

Benefits of rose petals for skin

To improve the condition of the skin, it is enough to put fresh rose flower petals on wet skin and hold for 30 minutes. It is also useful to take a bath with petals. This procedure relieves fatigue and perfectly tones the skin. If the stuck parts of the flower make you uncomfortable, the petals can be made into an infusion and added to bath water or used as a skin rub.

Therefore, when ordering a bunch of roses as an element of decor or to improve your mood, don’t rush to throw away a little “sad” buds. Pinch flowers and use flower petals to improve skin condition.

Rose flower infusion is effective for any skin problems, including acne, allergies, and insect bites. This gimmick perfectly relieves itching, and redness and restores tissue.

Treatment of ENT organs with a rose

With a sore throat and stomatitis, it is useful to gargle the throat and mouth with an infusion of rose petals. To do this, pour 1 tbsp. raw materials with a glass of boiling water and leave for 1-2 hours. Use the resulting infusion 3-4 times a day until the symptoms of the disease disappear.

Tea from rose petals helps with colds and bronchitis. It is brewed in the same way as an ordinary leaf. For 1 cup of boiling water use 1 tbsp. petals, insist on 20 minutes, then filter and drink. Such tea can also be brewed from rose hips.

The use of roses in cooking

Rose petals may be used to produce honey, vinegar, syrup, and a variety of beverages. The most popular product, however, is the jam. After all, it is not only delicious but also nutritious. Rose jam slows skin ageing, smoothes wrinkles, boosts the immune system, alleviates cold, flu, and sore throat symptoms, and normalizes the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, heart, and respiratory organs.

Flowers for mental health

Flowers have long been shown by scientists to have a good influence on psychological wellness. Psychologically, roses are an antidepressant, a tonic, a sedative. It stimulates the release of the “hormone of happiness” dopamine, helps women get rid of frigidity, and men – maintain potency. It dispels anxiety, and relieves nervous tension and stress. This flower especially affects women, increasing their self-confidence, increases female strength and charm. Roses also optimise the processes of self-regulation of the body. 

All in all, even a tiny bunch of roses for a birthday cheers up and puts a smile on a face. Researchers at the University of New Jersey discovered that people who get flowers as gifts had better social conduct and mental health.

General health benefits

Rose buds have tonic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and soothing properties. Moreover, they contain a whole complex of vitamins: E, C, K, and D. This wonderful flower is used for heart diseases, as it stops spasms of the brain vessels and helps strengthen the heart muscle. With tired eyes and a burning sensation, compresses with rose water help. Buds also have a good effect on the female body. They are used to prepare a relaxing bath or massage. The flower will ease premenstrual syndrome, improve the cycle and help overcome postpartum depression.

Final thoughts

Despite the fact that rose has numerous beneficial characteristics, there are certain limitations to its use. As a result, therapeutic drugs are not appropriate for hypotensive individuals since they aid to reduce blood pressure. Pregnant women should avoid using rose oil since it may cause an allergic response. Individual intolerance is another possibility. So be careful.


Adam Mulligan, a psychology graduate from the University of Hertfordshire, has a keen interest in the fields of mental health, wellness, and lifestyle.

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