Rose Essential Oil And Its Amazing Benefits
WHAT IS ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL?
While roses are stunningly beautiful, their flowers and petals can help humans, with more than their aesthetics and velvety touch. The essential oil extracted by steam distillations of Rosa Damascena has potent properties against numerous discomforts or health problems. The chemical structure of the oil is mostly made up of citronellol, geraniol, nerol, nonadecane, heneicosane, and linalool.
#1 ESSENTIAL ROSE OIL CAN BE USED FOR ANTIBACTERIAL SOLUTION
Studies on rose essential oil have shown that it has a broad spectrum of antibacterial and antifungal characteristics. The following scientific findings (for more see below the article) suggest that rose oil could be effectively used against pathogens such as Bacillus cereus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, P. fluorescens, Penicillium notatum, Aspergillus niger and Candida albicans. In times when bacterial resistance is growing rapidly due to harsh antibiotic drugs, using potent plant-based antibacterial plants, such as roses are shown to be, may help us avoid killing “good” vs. “bad” bacteria and bacterial resistance.
#2 ROSE OIL HAS BEEN USED TO AID IN WOUND HEALING
Especially in Persian Medicine, rose oil has been used to aid in wound healing.
Try this recipe if you want to heal any wound much faster:
In 50 ml Grape Seed Oil add
7 drops Rose Oil
7 drops Lavender Oil
6 drops Tee Tree Oil
Apply topically to the well-dried wound
#3 BULGARIAN ROSE OTTO FOR SKIN CARE
Furthermore, there are many claims that rose essential oil and rose water can help brighten skin. Probably due to its antioxidative properties, as seen with Vitamin C serums.
#4 REDUCE STRESS AND ANTIDEPRESSANT WITH ROSE OIL
Rose essential oil can be a great antidepressant and stress reliever. The adrenal gland releases the hormone cortisol, as a response to a stress factor or low blood-glucose concentrations. In a study from 2007, Rosa Damascena oil (0.03ml) was used via aromatherapy and the results showed the lower levels of cortisol in both men and women, as well as lower levels of testosterone in women. The study was performed on healthy college students. Just diffuse a couple of drops in an essential oil diffuser and enjoy the pleasant smell, while your worries and anxiety fade.
#5 ESSENTIAL ROSE OIL REDUCES MENSTRUAL PAIN
Using rose essential oil to relieve menstrual pain may sound strange, but diffused this oil really helps relieve menstrual pain. A study including 100 women, showed that rose essential oil used in aromatherapy with a 2% concentration combined with an anti-inflammatory drug, reduced cramps more than just the drug alone.
#6 USING ROSE OIL CAN HELP RELAX THE MUSCLES.
Are you a big salt eater? One of the signs that you eat too much salt is muscle cramps and soreness.
Using the rose oil can help relax the muscles. Potassium and sodium function as electrolytes, and if excess amounts are ingested, muscle spasms could occur, especially when the potassium-sodium balance is damaged. Rose essential oil reduces these undesired contractions. A study in rabbits showed reduced potassium-caused contractions.
#7 ROSE OTO FOR ACNE
We mentioned that rose essential oil kills off many harmful pathogens, but a study with very impressive results showed that a concentration of just 0,25% rose essential oil completely kills acne bacteria after only 5 minutes. So what are you waiting for? The one problem, people of all ages around the world, are suffering from can be prevented by the use of this powerful oil! Companies around the world have invented complex drugs to fight this skin condition, and we might have the solution standing in our garden, looking pretty.
#8 ROSE OTTO FOR ASTHMA AND LUNG CONDITIONS
We don’t all know what it feels to have asthma, but almost every one has had a bad cold or flu, resulting in loss of breath and trachea or lung problems. There is a highly distributed drug called Theophylline, which is used to treat chest tightness, asthma, shortness of breath, or any breathing disorder. In a study done on guinea pigs, reports show that rose extracts “showed a potent relaxant effect” on their trachea, very similar to Theophylline.
#9 LOWER BACK PAIN
A critical improvement has been measured during a blinded, controlled clinical research including 120 pregnant women. The women were divided into three groups of 40 and applied 7 drops of rose essential oil mixed with almond oil, or just almond oil twice daily for 4 weeks. The diagram shows the reduction of pain in the respective groups.
#10 HELPS WITH MENOPAUSE PROBLEMS
As mentioned, a study showed that rose essential oil used in aromatherapy showed decreased testosterone levels in healthy college students.
Japanese scientists conducted a study showing that Rose Otto and Geranium were the two essential oils which had a positive effect on rising estrogen levels in women. Considering both of these studies, we believe that rose essential oil might have positive effects on menopause symptoms and relieve them.
WHERE CAN YOU BUY ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL?
Over time, many manufacturers started producing Rose Essential Oil, but it is no secret that the best roses grow in the infamous Rose Valley in Bulgaria. The country is known for its rose oil and rose perfume production.
We would suggest buying premium rose essential oil, especially if you plan on ingesting it as well. We have tried ourselves a few, and would definitely recommend Rose Valley Land, Young Living, and P&J Trading.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
We in no way advise you to self-medicate without consulting your doctor first. Our info is based on studies in research, but in no way substitutes a competent doctor’s opinion.
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