Rose petals not just pretty things to look at………..powerfull medicinal powers

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Healing power of rose treats most dangerous diseases

Bacteria die within five minutes when contacted with fresh rose petals

Rose is an astonishingly beautiful flower which is why it is poetized and immortalized in legends. Long ago, the first rose was raised from an ordinary dog-rose; some unknown gardener did it about four thousand years ago.

Ancient doctors used rose water to treat upset nerves, fumed patients suffering from lungs diseases with rose incense and gave extracts of rose petals to patients suffering from heart and kidney diseases.

Attar of roses is the basic medical component of roses; it stimulates and harmonizes people’s immune and nervous systems. It also improves activity of endocrine glands, removes sclerous disorders in organs and revives cells. Attar of roses is good for digestive tract as it heals mucous membranes, fights disbacteriosis and fermentative deficiency in stomach and intestine.

Rose petals contain vitamin C, carotene, B group vitamins and vitamin K that is essential for haemopoesis. Almost all mineral substances of Mendeleyev’s periodic table can be found in rose petals. They contain calcium that influences metabolism and assimilation of foodstuffs; also potassium which is important for normal heart activity, copper that participates in haemopoesis and improves activity of endocrine glands;

iodine that is good for thyroid gland can be also found in rose petals. The list of rose’s virtues is long enough which allows to call rise a universal natural medicine.

It is recommended to collect rose petals early in the morning when the air is clean and humid, better after rain or abundant dew. Blossomed out but not fading roses will do for collection of petals. When collected, rose petals should be immediately dried or used for treatment without washing to preserve their health-giving components. Collected rose petals may be used for making extracts, decoctions, rose water or attar of roses.

Bacteria die within five minutes when contacted with fresh rose petals which makes rose a perfect medicine for fighting skin diseases. Fresh rose petals will help cure festering wounds and burns; they may also alleviate allergic itching.

Powder of dried rose petals mixed with honey is an effective medicine against mouth inflammations, stomatitis and paradontose. The mixture should be rubbed into inflamed gums. Headaches, sickness and weakness can be cured with inhalation of roses and attar of roses. Rose inhalations are also recommended to people with poor nervous system, liable to neurosis and depressions. Put a bowl with hot water and rose petals in the room in case you suffer from nervous diseases, cold in the head, cough and flu.

Attar of roses perfectly tones up the cardiac muscle that is why doctors prescribe rose inhalations for stenocardia treatment. Bath with rose petals is a perfect remedy against nervous diseases: it tones up, rejuvenates, relieves anxiety and purifies skin. Pour boiling water over half a glass of rose petals and infuse in a closed bowl to preserve attar of roses. Pour the infusion and the petals into the bath; the infusion’s healing power will be stronger if beetroot juice is added to this bath. Never throw faded rose bunches away and make curative baths of them.

Spraying with rose water is recommended for treatment of many diseases. Pour a glass of boiling water over 10g of rose petals and infuse in a covered bowl. Everyday spraying within two weeks is recommended to people suffering from nervous disorders. In this case, spraying with warm rose water should be done on the upper third of the back. Spraying with rose water is good for healthy people as well to strengthen the nervous system and immunity. Apply rose water to skin and slightly rub. Warm rose water bath for feet helps cure rheumatism; hot compress with rose water applied to sacrum is good against radiculitis. Wrap a bad-sheet wetted with rose water round the body to tone up the organism after a surgical operation. Then muffle up with a dry bed-sheet and a blanket.

Tea made of rose petals (a tea-spoon of dried rose petals per a glass of boiling water) is good against cold, pharyngitis, bronchitis and various neuroses; it is a vitaminous drink as well. Rose petal jam is a wonderful natural medicine especially in cold weather.

If rose therapy is not available you may use dog-rose as its characteristics are the same as of roses. Hips are to be collected within the period of late August to October when they are still hard. Green hips will not do for drying as they contain fewer vitamins. Fresh hips should be dried in the shade away from direct sunrays. Better use a special dryer or an oven (at temperature of 80-100 degrees centigrade).

The content of ascorbic acid in hips is ten times more than in blackcurrant, 50 times more than in lemon and 100 times more than in apples. At that, the supply of vitamin C depends upon the area of dog-rose vegetation. Hips collected in the north contain more vitamin C than hips collected in the south. Hips grown in the mountains or sunlit places contain more ascorbic acid than those grown in plains or shaded areas.

Dog-rose is called a natural concentrate of vitamins: besides vitamin C it contains vitamins B1, B2, P, K and carotene. That is why hips extracts, decoctions and syrup are perfect medicine and prophylactic against beri-beri and hypovitaminosis. To make hips extracts and infusions even more effective add some honey or lemon juice before drinking. This is a unique medicine against cold, flu, chronic bronchitis, lungs diseases, stomach and duodenum ulcer and others. If mixed with carrot juice, hips extract will contain almost all vitamins and minerals that people need.

To make a healing beverage against cold, flu and bronchitis mix two portions of dried hips with one portion of dried nettle leaves. Drink half a glass of the beverage twice a day with honey.

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4 responses to “Rose petals not just pretty things to look at………..powerfull medicinal powers

  • homeopathyginatyler

    use two red roses,pulling off all the petals/wash in cold water,let dry on towel.
    make sure to use organic coconut oil (the kind you use to cook with) 1 jar melted coconutoil.
    place all petals in the melted oil,make sure the oil tops off the petals. Close jar tightly,let sit in dark room for 3 weeks before use…..
    You can use this for eating,cooking,topical on your face/hair/hands……………


    • homeopathyginatyler

      The Rose: Love, Healing, Symbolism And Alchemy
      by Anja Heij
      When someone gives you red roses you know what it means, Love. Some say it means love and respect, but most of the times it means love and desire. The rose is attributed to femininity. The red rose belongs with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and lust. The white rose symbolizes the pure, innocent and unselfish love of Mother Mary. The rose is also a symbol of achievement, completion and perfection. After having met the long stems with the thorns you are rewarded with a flower of great beauty and mesmerizing fragrance. In esoteric terms, having overcome the tests and difficulties of life you will find inner harmony, union and happiness. The purity of the rose equalizes the bliss of nothingness, paradise.

      In alchemy the red rose is regarded as a masculine, active principle (Sulphur, expansion), where the white rose represents the feminine, receptive principle (Salt, contraction). The combination of white and red roses symbolizes unity (the alchemical Mercury).

      Further symbolism can be derived from the number of petals (keep in mind that original roses had less petals than her cultivated sisters) and the color of the flower. All roses signify love and their specific colors mean the following:

      Red roses: love and passion.
      White roses: purity, innocence, unconditional love.
      Rose roses: friendship, gentleness, softness, thankfulness.
      Yellow roses: joy and friendship.
      Orange roses: enthusiasm and fascination.

      Roses are applied in several nature cures for their healing properties.

      In the Bach Flower Remedies the wild rose (Rosa canina) is used to cure apathy. Wild rose is prescribed for people who have given up, who have stopped trying to solve an unwanted situation in their life, who believe that it does not matter or that their fate can not be changed. These people have got stuck on one of the rose thorns on their life path. The remedy of the Wild rose will help them to become lively and enthusiastic again and to reach for the rose at the end of the journey.

      Herb rose buds are used in teas, syrups and jams to prevent or cure colds because they contain much vitamin C. Further the buds are a mild laxative. Rose petals prepared as tea are helpful when you have a hangover (the ancient Romans new this already) or indigestion. The cooled down tea can be used as gargle in case of inflammation in the mouth and the throat.

      Absolutely famous is the use of the essential oil of the rose. Good quality rose oil is expensive since it takes large quantities of rose petals to extract rose oil. As a flower attributed to Venus and Aphrodite rose oil is foremost used to solve women’s complaints, like an irregular menstruation, copious menstruation, PMS, post natal depression, or a mild prolepses of the uterus. Rose oil helps when emotional difficulties are related to the female sexuality or fertility problems. It helps to soothe the depression of a broken relationship.

      Rose-oil is a well known aphrodisiac; it is applied to help frigid women and impotent men, and it is said to help with the conception. It is an old custom to strew rose petals on the bed of a just married couple. The scent of rose-oil gives a sensation of purity and innocence. So use it as perfume or put a drop or two on your pillow.

      Medical astrology also places the skin under rulership of Venus and indeed rose-oil is renown for skin care, especially for the dry and sensitive skin. Since essential oils have a strong impact on the mind and body I suggest you ask advice from a therapist before using it for medical ends.

      Much cheaper than the essential oil of roses is rose-water, which is applied for its calming and antiseptic effect on the skin and the eyes. (Never apply pure rose-oil in the surroundings of the eyes, use rose-water.)

      When it comes to love and relationships with yourself and others the rose indeed deserves a special place in our heart.


      Anja Heij is a classical homoeopath, naturopath, reiki master


    • Dana Dunagan Waldrop

      Thank you for posting this! I love roses, now I’m inspired to grow and harvest more of them!


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