Rose Buds


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Rose Buds (Rosa damascene)

Rose is one of the most beautiful flowers and it has been loved and glorified by many civilizations.  It is famous for its distinct smell and its beauty. In ancient Greece, rose was the flower of the goddess Aphrodite. According to one legend, the Goddess Flora transformed into this beautiful flower a dead nymph. The goddess Aphrodite added beauty and the three Graces, brilliance, joy and charm. Moreover, rose buds seem to have a variety of properties, which are beneficial to the human body.

Rose buds’ tea can act as an antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral and aphrodisiac. Furthermore, rose buds are an excellent source of vitamin C, which has a strong antioxidant action. Also, rose is rich in polyphenols, which seem to prevent cardiovascular diseases as well as osteoporosis and possibly cancer.

You can make rose tea from dried petals or buds. Use 1 to 2 teaspoons of leaves for 1 cup of hot (not boiling) water. Allow the tea to steep for two to three minutes.

Health Benefits of Rose Buds

Learn AboutRose BudsBenefits Health Benefits Rose buds are rich in polyphenols, which are water-soluble. A 2007 issue of "Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung" found that rose petals were high in polyphenols as well as in a range of other antioxidants, including ellagic acid and quercetin. A 2005 review on polyphenols published in the "American Journal of Clinical [...]

Mythology – Rose Buds

Learn AboutRose BudsMythology Many legends exist about the rose. In a Greek myth, the rose was created by the goddess of flowers, Chloris. One day, she found the lifeless body of a nymph in the woods and she turned her into a flower. She called upon Aphrodite, goddess of love, and Dionysus, the god of [...]

Side Effects of Rose Buds

Learn AboutRose BudsSide Effects Specific: No known precautions. Special Precautions & Warnings: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing or on any medications.

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