CHARLOTTE – Roses have many benefits. Aside from being used in the kitchen, it has also becomes an essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which uses rose tea to help with stomach and digestive issues, irritability and mood problems, and sleep improvement, among many others.
Rose has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe skin irritation such as rosacea and eczema. Many beauty products also make use of the rose as it provides many benefits to the skin. It promotes healthy skin by improving complexion and reducing skin redness and puffiness. The antibacterial properties of roses also help in alleviating acne, burns, and wounds. It even helps reduce scar occurrence.
Rosewater has also been used to help with sore throats. Though further study is required for this, there is strong anecdotal evidence to help promote its effectiveness on sore throat problems. The use of rose water also helps prevent and treat infections due to its antiseptic property.
Additionally, roses contain powerful antioxidants that promote cell health. It is also considered a mood enhancer with its anti-depressant and anti-anxiety effects. Rose petals make an excellent source of iron, calcium, and Vitamins A, C, and E.
Most people use rose petals in various recipes and herbal remedies. However, some other parts of the rose plant are also valuable. Rosehips and rose leaves are sometimes used to make rose tea in combination with petals. The leaves have a diuretic effect that helps flush out toxins. Meanwhile, rose hips contain flavonoids that ease pain in people with arthritis.
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