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Roses Are Great For Your Health

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Rose petals are high in Vit C, iron and bioflavonoids, strengthening circulation and the cardiovascular system. Rose petal tea calms the mind, regulates menstruation, fights sore throat or cold. As mouthwash it treats bleeding gums and mouth ulcers. Boil rose petals with water in a pot on low flame for 10mins. Let it rest for 30 mins, strain to enjoy rose petal tea.

Save Your Rose Petals!

Any rose petal can be used as long as it is not sprayed with chemicals. Yes, the pink, red, purple, yellow, gold, white and orange petals from your rose bushes have lots of medicinal and culinary uses.  There are hundreds of ways to use these rose petals.

Start by eating them! Chop up your fresh rose petals and put them on your sandwiches and in your salads.

Why Rose Petals?

Rose petals are high in Vitamin C and Iron. They are full of bioflavonoids which means they help strengthen circulation and tonify the cardiovascular system.

Roses are known for their ability to nourish the heart and lift the spirit. They are soothing, calming and help regulate menstruation. Rose petals are also cooling and can be put in teas and drinks when you feel overheated. A cup of rose petal tea can help to calm the nerves, fight off a sore throat or cold, open the heart and calm the mind. Rose petal tea can also be used as a mouthwash to help resolve bleeding gums, inflammation and ulcers in the mouth.

Rose Petal Tea Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups water
  2. 2 tablespoons fresh or dried rose petals

Directions

  1. Put rose petals and water into a pot.
  2. Turn the stove on low flame for ten minutes with the lid on the pot.
  3. Turn off the heat and let it sit for one half hour.
  4. Strain the petals from the water and you now have rose petal tea!
  5. Add the tea to some lemonade, soda water or just add a little honey to the tea to sweeten it.

Not only can you drink rose petal tea, you can also put it in a foot basin and soak your feet in it to draw excessive heat from the body. The rose tea foot bath helps relieve heat and inflammation associated with rashes, sun exposure and hot arthritic joints. It can help soothe irritability and anger and has a restorative effect on the nervous system.

Kami McBride

Kami McBride is the author of The Herbal Kitchen. For 25 years she has been teaching people to use herbs in their daily lives for health and wellness. Kami helps you to de-mystify the world of herbal medicine, and is fanatic about motivating people to use herbs in their gardening, cooking, skin care, stress reduction and caring for children’s home ailments. She lives with her husband and 9 year old son in northern California and loves helping people learn how to use herbs in the home setting.

Kami McBride

Kami McBride is the author of The Herbal Kitchen. For 25 years she has been teaching people to use herbs in their daily lives for health and wellness. Kami helps you to de-mystify the world of herbal medicine, and is fanatic about motivating people to use herbs in their gardening, cooking, skin care, stress reduction and caring for children’s home ailments. She lives with her husband and 9 year old son in northern California and loves helping people learn how to use herbs in the home setting.

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