The Healing powder of Roses

The Healing powder of Roses

DSCN9801Roses have their origin from China. They are not only planted for decorative purpose but also for the medicinal healing qualities.

When I visited my friend, Tai-ling and KK in South Australia during the winter, I was amazed by how roses thrived in the cold winter and still blooming with grace and pride. There were white, pink and red roses, the fragrant of which sooths the nerves. I decided to cut a few stalks and brewed a tea. I took down the petals carefully by hand, rinse them and put some petals in the cup, pour just-off-the boil hot water over and steep for a few minutes. Sipping warm rose tea in the warm morning sun at the patio was my most enjoyable and relaxing routine there.

Roses are functional, the benefits include:
Anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, carminative, decongesting, detoxifying, and is aromatic, astringent, cleansing to the gut.

Here is what Deb Soule says:

The anti-microbial activity in rose petals helps resolve infections in he gastrointestinal tract. Its astringent and cooling properties reduce hyperacidity, heartburn, enteritis and diarrhea. Rose petals tea helps heal mouth and gut ulcers.

The cooling and decongesting qualities of rose petals help relieve uterine pain and spasms, uterine congestion, and heavy menstrual bleeding, and clear vaginal infections and inflammation. Roses reduce hot flashes and premenstrual and menopausal stress, including feelings of low self-esteem. Roses ease irritability and anger and help lessen painful symptoms associated with menstruation, endometriosis and fibroids.

A pure rose water spray cools hot flashes, PMS heat, emotional agitation, red and irritated skin eruptions, and inflamed vaginal tissue.

Rose petals tea also heals sore throats and mouth sores.

Posted by June Ka Lim
Macrobiotic counselor
26 Aug 2014

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