Rose

RoseRosa centifolia

Part used: Flower, hip

Energetics: Aromatic, slightly bitter, astringent, cooling, drying

Actions: Nervine, carminative, emmenagogue, aphrodisiac, antibacterial, antiseptic, nervine, anti-inflammatory, cardio tonic, vulnerary

Indications: Sore throat, cold and flu symptoms, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, headaches, bug bites, scratches

Roses are one of the world’s most revered flowers, providing a multitude of healing benefits. Archaeological evidence suggests that the rose is at least 30 million years old. It has been utilised in Chinese Medicine for over 5,000 years and is now cultivated and used worldwide. It is rich in vitamins C, A and E as well as other powerful antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. [1]

The use of rose petals may support women’s health, alleviating many menstrual symptoms such pain, cramping, heavy blood loss, infertility, irregular periods, as well as treating urinary tract infections and boosting libido. Its nutrient and property profile make rose excellent for maintaining radiant skin and hair, treating acne, promoting collagen production and minimise skin damage. It also promotes digestive and liver health, supports the immune system in fighting infections, calms the nervous system, elevates mood and promotes peaceful sleep. Its antioxidant properties help neutralise environmental toxins, repair cellular damage and protect the body against premature ageing and chronic illnesses such heart disease and cancer.

Rose petals are used in our Antioxidant, Chakra, French Earl grey, Jasmine Green, Meditation, Mother Nature, Peaceful, Rooibos & Rose, Spicy Chai, Turkish Delight, Women’s Wellness, Grey Martini, Ruby Rose and Spiced Apple Tea as well as Sex Dust.