Therosebush (Rosa) is a thorny bush native to Europe and the Middle East that occasionally produces edible fruit.
This is the case with the Provins rose (Rosa gallica) recognized and used for its health benefits and virtues.
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The rose and its health benefits
The rose is recognized for its benefits since she was reported from Syria in the 13th century. Recommended against tuberculosis until the Renaissance, it was recommended in the 19th century for its effect tonic and generally administered to peopletired. In addition, the rose was used for a long time to treat hemorrhoids, the skin diseases and the eye conditions.
There are very many varieties of roses, obtained by crossbreeding, but all cultivated roses come from the Provins rose.
- The rose is tonic and astringent, revitalizing, regenerating and healing.
- In external use, it is used in enemas against the diarrhea, in injections against White discharge and gargles against tonsillitis.
- We use the rose for skin care and is one of many remedies often used to treat festering sores.
- Rose oil contains an anesthetic substance: distilled rose water is used as eye drops for calm the pain of inflammation.
- Diluted invegetable oil, rose essence applied locally can treat acne and mild burns, to wake up a tired skin and prevent the arrival of wrinkles.
- On the plan emotional, rose essential oil is very effective against anxiety and stress, the overwork, the strong emotions and the depressed temporary. It is then used by diffusion or inhalation.
In infusion (10 g of rose petals per liter of boiling water) the rose is used as a tonic drink two or three cups a day between meals.
Rose syrup, meanwhile, is very effective against diarrhea (50 g of rose petals in 2 liters of boiling water to which 1 kg of sugar is added to obtain the consistency of a syrup).
Cold compresses soaked in ’rose water store-bought or made by you (50 g of rose petals per liter of boiling water) appease the inflamed eyelidsand shine the look.
Growing the rose for its benefits
The rose bush needs a supple and rich soil and a sunny exposure to flourish.
If you use 30cm deep planters or pots and make sure you drain them well, your roses will thrive on your patio or balcony. Remember to use a fertilizer specially dedicated to roses because aphids, mites and caterpillars love them.
But be careful, if you want to consume the flowers of your roses, above all, do not treat them!
The rose in the kitchen for its benefits
You can use the petals and rosebuds in salads and pies. You can also make delicious jams as well as liqueurs, syrups and sorbets.