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Rose / Rosehips

botanical name: Rosa spp.

Known for its exquisite beauty and captivating fragrance, the rose holds a significant place due to its therapeutic versatility and emotional support.

Key Features:

- strengthens physical & emotional heart

- calms & rejuvenates skin

- antioxidant-rich

What does it do?

Rosehips

 

Heart health: rosehips are packed full of antioxidants which help to strengthen the entire cardiovascular system, reducing capillary fragility and permeability, as well as helping to reduce harmful blood fats.

Skin & anti-inflammatory: with its rich source of antioxidants, particularly vitamin c, rosehips work by protecting cells from free radical damage - helping to improve skin elasticity, hydration and modulating inflammation.

Urinary tract: acting as a diuretic and blood purifier, rosehips help to support kidneys and the urinary system.

Rose Flowers

Affinity for the heart & blood: strengthens both the physical and emotional heart, helping to promote well-being, reduce stress, and enhance feelings of love and happiness. It helps to clear congestion in the bloodstream, making it useful for menstrual irregularities and boosting libido.

 

Digestive health: an effective astringent, rose can help to  tone mucus membranes, ease inflammation and irritations in the GI tract.

Skin health: due to its astringency, rose can help calm irritated skin.

Nervous system: with its nourishing and calming effects, rose helps to soothe tension headaches, agitation and mild pain. It also helps to uplift the spirits.

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Active Constituents

Flavonoids, 

vitamins (C, E & B),

essential fatty acids,

volatile oil (such as geraniol and citronellol),

carotenoids

Parts Used

Flower,

Fruit,

Seed,

Root

Herbal Actions

Antioxidant

Aphrodisiac

Astringent

Diuretic

Emollient

Nervine

Applications

Teas,

Tinctures,

Syrups,

Oils,

Aromatherapy,

Glycerite

Precautions

Rose and rosehips are relatively safe. The hairs surrounding the seed can be irritating.

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