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Aroma News You Can Use - Rose

Apr 16, 2006


The healing power of rose treats most dangerous

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
rose a universal natural medicine.

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
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. 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.
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.

Its beautiful fragrance is intoxicating and
aphrodisiac-like. Rose helps bring balance and harmony. It
is used for the skin, it is stimulating and elevating to
the mind, creating a sense of well-being.

It takes around 5000 pounds of rose petals to make 1
pound of rose oil.


Pat Bailey-Hallmon
1408 E. 76th St.