Many people have asked us about the healing properties of roses, how to make rose water and how to make rose water.
It is important to point out, first of all, that the rose is a shrub that belongs to the rosaceae family that can reach 2 meters in height. They have spiny cuttings and leaflets arranged in groups of five or seven.
The leaves are lanceolate and serrated at the edges and produce flowers of different colors (red, pink, yellow or white), fragrant and with many petals. It is protected by many thorns.
There are different varieties. Damascene roses are a pale pink color, hundred-leaf roses, a slightly stronger pink, and French roses, a strong arojo pink. the three “old” roses most used in medicine and perfumery
The rose is originally from China and arrived in India and Persia through trade routes, and from there it spread to the Near East and Europe.
The use of the rose dates back to ancient times. In Persia, Damascus rose oil was exported for perfumery. The Greeks used it to perfume themselves, drive away diseases and anoint the dead.
For its cultivation, it must be sown immediately after it has been collected. If they are to be stored, they must be layered. This plant adapts to any type of soil and does not require special care, although be careful with diseases caused by fungi and insects, although regular fertilizer can help prevent pests. To make sure you plant the right species, it is recommended to buy it from a specialist trade.
Practically the whole plant is used, and each part is recognized at a certain time of the year. The roots of the rose are collected at the beginning of the spring season. The leaves are recognized in the middle of this same season and the petals must be collected before the opening of the flower.
In the gastronomic world, glazes are made from rose water, and cakes are decorated with caramelized petals.
The properties of roses and some rose remedies that can be prepared naturally and at home are detailed below
The roses of the best-known varieties contain essential oil with different chemical substances of floral aromas (up to 300), in addition to tan, glycosides and pigments.
It all provides the rose essential oil with anti-inflammatory, astringent, tonic-hepatic and tonic-digestive properties. Therefore, it is widely used in massages aromatherapy to calm emotions, fight depression, mitigate the anxiety, lift the mood, and reduce stress and tension.
It also stabilizes mood swings, especially if related to postpartum depression. It calms the nerves and helps to overcome it insomnia. It is important to know that it will take between 50 and 100 flowers to obtain a single drop of rose oil.
As for rose water, they are obtained by distillation and solvent extraction. This is used, due to its antiseptic properties, to clean the skin and calm skin inflammations, eczema or acne.
Likewise, it is filled for the healing of wounds and in case of diarrhea due to its astringent property and favors the digestion of heavy meals. It is also as eye drops. Below we present a recipe for the preparation of homemade rose water:
How to make homemade rose water
Step 1: Remove the petals from 6-8 rose stems.
Step 2: place these petals in a large pot.
Step 3: Add enough water to the pot to cover the petals, but make sure not to add too much water.
Step 4: Use low-medium heat to gradually heat the water and the petals.
Step 5: Let the water boil on low heat and keep it that way for 20-30 minutes.
Step 6: Wait for the petals to lose most of their color and turn pale pink/white.
Step 7: Remove from the heat and strain the petals.
Step 8: Store the rose water in a bottle or spray bottle, away from direct sunlight.
Remedy with roses to tone the complexion Dilute 2 drops of rose, 4 drops of incense and 4 drops of sandalwood in 20 ml of jojoba oil Soak a cotton ball with this preparation and apply gently on the skin
Remedy with roses swollen glands. Gargle with 1 cup of rose water mixed with three cups of rose water, made with four glasses of rose oil and stirred well in a liter of hot water.
Remedy with roses for healing Boil 2 handfuls of rose leaves for 15 minutes in 1 cup of linseed oil and leave in the sun for 40 days. Soak a clean cotton cloth with this preparation and apply to the affected area.
Remedy with roses for external hemorrhoids Boil 1 handfuls of rose leaves for 15 minutes in 1 cup of oil flax or linseed and leave in the sun for 30 days. Soak a cotton ball with this preparation and apply on external hemorrhoids
Remedy with roses to relieve premenstrual and menopausal discomfortDilute 4 drops of rose, 3 drops of neroli and 3 drops of mandarin in 20 ml of almond oil and perform a body massage.
Remedy with roses to combat anxiety Dilute 2 drops of essential oil of rose and 3 drops of orange in 10 ml of oil of almond and apply a massage after a bath.
Remedy with roses for stress Pour a handful of rose petals into the warm water of the bathtub and take a bath. This remedy makes stress disappear almost instantly.
Remedy with roses for inflammations of the throat, gums and mouth. Leave 1 pound of red roses, another of white, for nine days in four liters of white vinegar. After squeezing, filter and store tightly covered. Gargle with 1 tablespoon of this vinegar in a quarter liter of water.
Remedy with roses for stretch marks: Place 150 g of horsetail, 25 g of roses, 10 g of laminaria, 1 g of saponaria, 1 g of witch hazel and 10 drops of lemon in 1.5 liters of 40° alcohol for 28 days in maceration. Strain and dilute in equal parts with water. Apply by massaging twice a day
Toning rose remedy for oily skin Put 2 ½ cups of distilled water and 8 cups of rose petals in a saucepan with a lid and cover. When it stops boiling, lower the heat and let it continue to boil for 1 hour. Remove from the fire and let rest for 2 days. Boil again for 1 hour and let cool. Pour 1/3 cup of vodka into a bottle. Strain the rose water, crush the petals in a colander, pour this infusion into the bottle and cover. Soak a cotton ball with this preparation and pass over the face mainly in the areas with fat accumulation. Leave to act for 10 minutes. Then apply a moisturizing cream. Store this tonic in the refrigerator.
meet how to use rose oil for face
Firming rose remedy for sagging skin Mix 4 teaspoons of rose water with an infusion of mallow (2 teaspoons of mauve in a cup of water). Add 2 tablespoons of vodka and mix well, then add 2 tablespoons of rose petals and 1 glass of rose essential oil. Pour the preparation into a spray bottle and apply it to the skin in the morning and at night
Remedy with roses to combat dark circles Soak a cotton ball in rose water (you can buy it at botanic pharmacies) and gently apply it to the skin under the eyes. Leave it on for 15 minutes, wash the area with cool water and then apply a moisturizing cream. The remedy regenerates the skin and promotes circulation which helps to reduce dark circles.
Remedy with roses milium, milia or white balls on the face: mix 1 tablespoon of rose water and 2 spoonfuls of sandalwood powder until you get a paste. Apply to the affected area with a cotton ball and leave for 15 minutes. Perform this remedy daily until the milium disappears.
Remedies with roses for inflammation of the throat or mouth Take a handful of fresh petals and put in 250 cm3 of water to infuse for 10 minutes. Strain and squeeze the petals well and add 1 tablespoon of honey. For the mouth, rinse for 3 minutes twice a day, at night and in the morning. For the throat, the same, but they will be gargles.
Remedy with roses for anemia (Rose fruit syrup). The fresh fruits collected are cleaned by removing the seeds and hairs. A strong decoction is prepared and mixed with honey or sugar. Let it boil over low heat until the sugar dissolves. It is placed in small crystal containers, allowed to cool and sealed tightly to keep in the refrigerator. Take 2 or 3 teaspoons a day.
Can you lose weight with roses?
The answer is yes, when you take the (organic) rose petal infusion. This drink is mainly made up of water. For this reason, drinking one or more cups a day can contribute significantly to your total water intake.
Water can help you lose weight and increase your metabolism. In fact, research has shown that drinking 500ml of water can increase your metabolism by up to 30%.
In addition, some evidence suggests that drinking water, such as rose petal infusion, before meals can help you lose weight, making you feel fuller and reducing your calorie intake.
Finally, adequate intake of this water can help prevent kidney stones.
Love potions were made with the rose, it was one of the plants most used in magic rituals. Popular legend says that the rose helps scare away evil spirits and is good against the evil eye.
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