Unknown Health Benefits of Rose

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 20, 2014

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Roses are known for aesthetic appeal and soothing fragrance. But they do provide several health benefits as well.
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    Rose

    Roses have their own importance in our lives. Besides the aesthetic appeal and soothing fragrance, roses can also provide several health benefits. Here are some of the health benefits you can get from rose water, oil and or rose hips. Courtesy Images: Getty Images

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    Eye Care

    Rose water can be very effective in providing quick relief to tired and fatigued eyes. Applying rose water brings a sparkle to the eyes and makes them feel and look healthy. If you spend a lot of time in front of computer, rose water should be your friend. Courtesy Images: Getty Images

     

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    Astringent

    Rose oil offers amazing astringent properties and helps strengthening the gums and hair roots. It also helps in skin care, contracting muscles, intestines and blood vessels. The rose essential oil can be very effective in stopping the flow of blood from wounds and cuts by contracting the blood vessels. Courtesy Images: Getty Images

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    Skin Care

    Rose water has been very popular in skin care as it provides a wide range of benefits to the skin. It helps in purifying the skin and act as a natural skin toner. It also helps in maintaining the pH balance of the skin, providing a calming effect on acne and protecting the skin from bacterial infections. Courtesy Images: Getty Images

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    Hair Care

    Another amazing health benefit of rose water is its effective hair care properties. It can improve blood circulation in the scalp thus promoting healthy hair growth. It can also be an effective and natural conditioner for your hair making them strong and flexible. Courtesy Images: Getty Images

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    Antidepressant

    While a rose may bring a smile on your face, its oil can also boost your confidence and mental strength. Rose oil can help fight depression and anxiety. Rose oil has been widely used as an effective remedy for depression as it invokes positive thoughts and feelings. Courtesy Images: Getty Images

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    Rose Hips

    Rose hips are quite rich in vitamins A, B3, C, D and E. It is even used as a treatment of diarrhea due to the high Vitamin C content. It also contains flavonoids, bioflavonoids, citric acid, fructose, malic acid, tannins and zinc. Courtesy Images: Getty Images

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    Antiphlogistic

    Another health benefit of rose is that its essential oil also helps suppress fever. It offers anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation caused by microbial infection, chemicals, indigestion and dehydration. Courtesy Images: Getty Images

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    Herbal Tea

    Rose water is also used as an herbal tea for therapy, abdominal stress treatment, and bladder infections. Herbal rose water tea provides a calming effect. You can sip on this soothing tea anytime you want. It will also help you feel relaxed. Courtesy Images: Getty Images

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    Antiseptic

    What could be better way to treat wounds than rose. Rose oil offers antiseptic properties that can heal your wounds and at the same makes you feel relaxed with its fragrance. Topical use of rose oil on wounds helps protect them from becoming septic and developing infections. Courtesy Images: Getty Images

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