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Alternative medicine Rose

  1. 1. Press TV Print Page 1 of 2 Alternative medicine: Rose Sat, 02 Feb 2008 15:49:38 By Patricia Khashayar, MD., Press TV, Tehran Rose oil is widely used in skin care products because it helps moisturize the skin, reduce facial wrinkles and soothe sun-damaged skin. Family: N.O. Rosaceae Habitat: There are more than a hundred rose species found mostly in temperate regions. Description: Rose is a flowering shrub reaching 2-5 meters in height. Most roses have five-petaled flowers with berry-like fruits called rose hips. Part Used Medicinally: Rose hips, petals and leaves Constituents: Roses contain volatile oil, tannins and vitamins B, C, E and K. Rose hips are an excellent source of vitamins A, B3, C, D and E. They also contain bioflavonoids, citric acid, flavonoids, fructose, malic acid, tannins and zinc. Medicinal Uses: Rose has tonic, mild sedative, anti-depressant and antiseptic properties. It also has a soothing effect on the nerves and emotional state. Rose is used in the treatment of stress conditions, such as nervous tension, peptic ulcers and heart disease. Rose can soothe irritated skin. It has tonic and astringent effects on skin capillaries and therefore used to treat congestion. Rose essence helps digestion, bile secretion and circulation. Rose oil and rose water are used for aromatherapy. Rose oil is well-known for its relaxing properties, and is often used for massage. It is also used as a toner and skin re-hydrator for seasonal dryness. Due to its high absorption level it restores skin moisture balance and softness. Rose oil's high trans-retinoic acid content makes it an effective remedy for regenerating damaged skin tissue. Rose hip oil also reduces surgical and traumatic scars; it helps eliminate hyperpigmented spots and lessens wrinkles. 3/17/2008
  2. 2. Press TV Print Page 2 of 2 Rose hip oil helps alleviate burning or itching sensations in the eyes. It can effectively reverse the effects of the sun on the skin. Because of its antiseptic effects, rose water is useful in treating eye infections. It also refreshes the skin when washed with it. Rose petal tea can soothe mild sore throats. Rose hip tea is effective in treating infections, particularly of the bladder and is a good treatment for diarrhea. Rubbing rose vinegar on the temples is an effective treatment for headaches. The Red Rose is believed to be more astringent than other species; it strengthens the heart, stomach and liver. It is effective in treating fever, jaundice, joint pains, coughs, nausea and vomiting. Honey of rose is used to treat mouth ulcers and sore throats. Rose leaves combined with mint tea is effective in treating stomach disorders; it also helps calm, rest and sleep. Red Rose tincture helps relieve stomach disorders and is an effective remedy for hemorrhaging. Caution: No drug interaction has been reported for roses. PKH/HGH Count of views : 498 © Press TV 2007. All Rights Reserved. 3/17/2008