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Rose

1. Enriched With Vital Vitamins

The beneficial components present in rose plants are flavonoids, anthocyanins, terpenes and glycosides. This plant also has myrcene, kaempferol, quercetin, carboxylic acid, etc. Some of the identified components in rose oil are nonadecane, geraniol, kaempferol, nerol, and β-citronellol. However, it has been found that the components having the most therapeutic properties in rose plants are phenolic compounds. They exhibit properties of antioxidants, antidepressants, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer. Moreover, they act as free-radical scavengers. The vitamins found in rose are vitamin E, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin A, and  vitamin D3.

2. Fights Depression

Flavonoids present in rose plant exhibit antidepressant properties. The extract of the plant has been scientifically proven to reduce the amyloid β, which is the pathological cause of Alzheimer disease. The oil also contains beneficial components such as eugenol and geraniol, which are well known for its antiepileptic effects.

3. Effective Against Heart Problems and HIV

The new compound extracted from rose known as cyanidin-3-O-β-glucoside (research is in the middle stages) may be effective in improving the function of the heart. There were few compounds identified in rose (R. damascene) Kaempferol 1 as well as 3-O-β-D-glucopyranosides 3 and 6 that showed excellent anti-activity against HIV-infected cells.

4. Rose Oil Has Multiple Benefits

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The rose oil shows antibacterial activity because of nerol, geraniol and citronellol against bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Chromobacterium violaceum, Erwinia carotovora, Escherichia coli, B. subtilis, etc. The rose plant, similar to many medicinal plants also shows antioxidant activities. This is due to the presence of phenolic compounds. The rose flower can extend the lifespan of skin due to its anti-oxidant properties. The ethanolic compound found in rose plant shows the anti-lipase effect. Many eye drops contain rose compounds (made from rose petals) because of their anti-infective, anti-inflammatory properties.

The rose oil can be used for the treatment of nausea, ulcers, dehydration, infections of the urinary tract, colon and stomach. However, it is used in combination with other compounds such as grapefruit and almonds.

5. Rose Tea Cures Infections

The tea made from rose petals can enhance the secretion of bile in the liver and help in cleaning the gall bladder. Also, it can also reduce the symptoms of bronchial infections and sore throat.

6. Rose Water Relieves Constipation

The rose water (by steam distillation) prepared from Persian variety of rose plants can give relief from constipation, can cleanse the blood, and enhance the positivity of mind. It is also used in the treatment of chicken pox and measles. However, it is best to consider a naturopath doctor if you are suffering from serious ailments.

7. Rose Tea Relieves Congestion

The medicinal tea prepared from rose petals, leaves, hips or combinations can assist in reducing fever. It can flush out toxins present in the body and reduces skin rashes too. Due to the presence of flavonoids present in rose tea, it helps in boosting the immune system. The other beneficial properties are relief from the  chest and bronchial problems and a runny nose.

The rose hips are a rich source of natural citric acid, fructose, flavonoids, bioflavonoids and zinc.

Benefits Of Eating Rose Jam (Gulkand)

Health benefits of rose

In Asian countries, you will find ‘Gulkand (Rose Jam)’ being sold in different locations. It is highly nutritious, as it is made out of rose petals, honey, and a variety of other health ingredients. In some, you find honey, cardamom seeds, etc.

Long considered as an ayurvedic tonic, rose jam is used to treat many diseases like excess heat in the body, eyes inflammation, acidic symptoms in the stomach, etc. The other benefits include:

  • It is mainly used to treat ulcers in the mouth.
  • It is used since ancient times to treat menstrual pain.
  • It can enhance your appetite, solve digestive problems, removes toxins from the blood.
  • It calms the nerves.
  • It helps reduce stress.
  • Attar or in simple words fragrance prepared from roses can stimulate nervous and immune systems.
  • It is also excellent for digestive tract as it can heal mucous membranes.