REMEMBER TO STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES…
There’s a reason we say this when we want someone to take a breath, take a glance around, and see the bright side of things. Roses provide a variety of physiological and spiritual advantages that can help in this process.
Many cultures throughout the world have cherished the mind, body, and spiritual healing powers of a rose for thousands of years. The rose featured prominently in a range of formulations in some of the oldest medical writings, such as Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine. Particularly those relating to heart health, depression, anxiety, psycho-spiritual disorders, and a variety of other issues. It was also used to cure depression and anxiety, as well as to promote circulation, throughout the Middle Ages in the Middle East.
Avicenna (Ibne Sina), an Arab physician, employed rose infusions to treat skin diseases and cough syrup made with honey. Pink eye can be treated with rosewater applied to the outside of the eyes. Even the most delicate skin can benefit from its antibacterial and relaxing properties.
Today, thanks to modern medical research, priceless rose oil is used in aromatherapy and drinks to treat sadness, anxiety, and other ailments.
Roses are plants that belong to the ‘Herbs that control Qi’ category in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In simple terms, Qi means energy,’ and there are several types of Qi within the overall term, which is essentially the vital energy that pulsates through our bodies. This category of herbs is used to cure a condition known as ‘Qi Stagnation.’ In layman’s terms, it indicates that Qi is obstructed in the body’s Organs and routes inside our electromagnetic field, most commonly in the Stomach, Liver, and, to a lesser extent, the Lungs. Qi Stagnation has been linked to psychological issues such as depression, irritation, impatience, and mood swings in modern medicine. It’s also linked to problems like premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopausal symptoms, the development of breast swellings, and a variety of digestive issues.
Rose hips are a wonderful tonic that boosts the immune system, providing energy and vitality, and strengthens artery walls, which aids circulation!
A CLASSIC FLOWER
According to legend, the most famous Chinese Empress Wu Zetian, who was known for her beauty and brilliance, had daily baths in roses. In AD 690, she also became China’s first and only female emperor.
ROSE TEA IS MADE EASILY
Pour a cup of boiling water over a whole Rose or dried rose petals to produce a Rose infusion. Allow for at least three minutes of infusion before adding honey (if you have a sweet tooth and for added health benefits).
Tincture of Rose Petals
Aromatherapy with Roses
To produce a tranquil and pleasant environment, add 10 drops of rose essential oil to your diffuser.
The advantages of rose water
Rosewater can leave your mind and space feeling rejuvenated and energized, in addition to revitalizing your skin. Rosewater is thought to have powerful spiritual properties that can help you clear negative energy that is weighing you down. Put some in a spray bottle and spray it around your house to uplift and cleanse the energy.
Spiritual Uses and Properties of Roses
Bathing in rose water or using its aroma and oils will help you strengthen your intuition while also attracting love, health, and good luck energies.
Full moon water
Roses might help you sleep better and attract love.
Toxins from pesticides can create greater inflammation in the body, so always opt for organic roses.
To me, roses are very special and I highly recommend incorporating roses into your daily life, whether drink them as tea or use rose water it has endless health and spiritual benefits.