Scientific name: Rosa Damascena
Parts used: Flowers
Origin: Born in the gulf of Persia
Roses have been a symbol of love and romance for thousands of years in different cultures around the world. In Greek mythology, they were believed to come directly from the blood of Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
Valued as one of the greatest medicinal plant, Rose acts as an anti-anxiety agent that can help balance hormones, improve depression and naturally increase libido. Its scent not only soothes and balances the mind, but also offers skin and hair health benefits in abundance. The petals are astringent and toning, which means they’re great for balancing the skin, shrinking pores and maintaining a healthy look.
The essential oil, also called Rose Otto oil, stimulates the skin while moisturizing and hydrating. It boosts all skin types and is particularly beneficial for dry, mature, and sensitive skin. It helps to reduce wrinkles, lift sagging skin, and bring a youthful glow to the complexion. The astringent properties of rose are also wonderful for strengthening hair at the roots. When used as a rinse, rose can give hair a healthy shine.
After the Rose plant has been pollinated, it continues to provide a medical treasure in the form of its fruit, Rose Hips. This bright red, with a shape of a berry, Rose Hips are one of the highest sources of Vitamin C (higher than oranges), and a good source of Vitamins A, B, and K. They are also abundant in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and copper. Enjoy a cup of this delightful fruity flavored tea every morning to give you a great start of the day.
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