Roses are a symbol of beauty and love. The fragrance of roses gives a calming and sensual feeling, but roses aren’t purely pretty, the petals, oil, and water extracted from roses have numerous benefits.
Following are the 10 health benefits of roses-
It improves metabolism and helps in clearing toxins from the body thereby aiding in weight loss.
2.Vitamin C –
The rosehip plant is a brilliant source of Vitamin C – and while this amount is lessened when the petals are collected and dried, they still contain a beneficial quantity. Vitamin C supports skin cells against free radicals that cause signs of skin aging, as well as helping to fight back by increasing collagen production.
It helps to relieve a sore throat because of antioxidants.
Add around 10-15 fresh rose petals to a glass of boiling water and wait till the water turns pink in color. You can also add some honey and a pinch of cinnamon powder to this solution. Drink this tea regularly (preferably in the morning) to shed that extra flab
Rosewater helps treat skin irritation on sensitive skin, balances out oily skin, softens and tones the skin. Along with being a good choice as an astringent, it serves as a great deep cleanser and toner and thus, makes you look younger, naturally. As rose petals contain antioxidants and antibacterial compounds, they soothe the skin, providing relief from excessive irritation and itching.
A splash of rose water (especially after your routine skin care regime) gives a glowing effect and helps nourish the skin. However, do this regularly to see any results.
If you are suffering from acne and are looking out for some natural aids to deal with it, then rosewater might help you out. Apart from being a good moisturizer, rose petals contain antibacterial properties helps to dry the acne. Also, the presence of phenyl ethanol, an antiseptic compound, makes rosewater effective against acne.
- Remedy to treat acne-Soak few seeds of fenugreek in the water at night and make a fine paste by adding rose water. Apply this on your face, leave for 20 minutes and rinse with cold rose water.
- Remedy for Oily Skin-Mix ½ cup of rose petals with a handful of mint and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. This bath helps remove excess oil and prevent blemishes. (If you find lemon juice irritating, as some people do, you can substitute it with white vinegar).
- Remedy to Hydrate Skin-
- Rose Petal & Yogurt Mask: Mix the rose petals with besan, also known as gram flour or chickpea flour, yogurt, and rose water to make a thick paste. Like all other masks, apply to the face. Then, let dry and rinse with milk, following the milk with cold water.
- Honey Rose Mask: Soak 6-8 rose petals for an hour, then crush the rose petals in a bowl or mortar. Mix 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt and 1 teaspoon of raw honey with the rose petals, and then apply them to your face. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse. If you have oily skin, you can add a little bit of lemon juice to the mix.
In its liquid form rose water can be used as part of an eye drop and has been shown to have excellent benefits for people with eye problems.
Rosewater has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, which mean it can help wounds heal faster, by keeping them clean and fighting injections
Due to its antiseptic properties and the fact rose water can prompt the creation of histamines by the immune system; it has been shown to be useful for preventing and treating infections.
The inhalation of rose water vapors has been traditionally used as a way to improve a person’s mood. The liquid can also be taken orally.
Research has shown that rose water has antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties. It is believed to induce sleep and to have a hypnotic effect similar to that of the pharmaceutical drug diazepam.
It has been used to treat a number of mental health conditions, including:
Just as the fumes of rose water are inhaled to help improve mood, it is believed that the de-stressing effects can also help treat headaches and migraines.
Rosewater has been used in aromatherapy for some time and can also be applied to a cloth and laid on the forehead for similar effects.
The ingestion of rose water has also been shown to have beneficial effects on the digestive system. It works by increasing bile flow, which helps symptoms of common complaints, including bloating and upset stomach.