The essential oils in rose petals have been treasured as aromatics, food additives, and as natural remedies down through the centuries. The beauty of the rose is indeed in its flower but not entirely dedicated to the eye alone! Home remedies can be prepared with rosewater, rose essential oils from specialty shops, or the rose blossoms in your own yard.
In addition to its essential oils, the curative powers of rose petals owe something significant to their high vitamin C content, a powerful antioxidant and disease fighter. It also contains several other vitamins and nicotinamide (an important form of B vitamin).
Not only the rose petals but also the rose hips (a sort of fruit of the rose) is used medicinally. Rose hips have particularly high vitamin C content. Therapeutic rose tea can be made from either the petals or the plant’s leaves.
Rose Petal Health Benefits
Rose preparations are good for improving immune function, treating urinary issues, relieving headaches, lifting the spirits, or addressing digestive issues.