I am not an expert on rose petals but if one reads about essential oils they will find that roses have the highest frequency of all plant life. It is no wonder it draws you to its healing powers with its beauty and scent.
Hello everyone. I saw there is not a whole lot of information about Rose Petals as an herb on this site, So I decided to share my experience with you all. Rose Petals and Rose water is wonderfully healing. One time I got really, really sick. I decided to add Rose petals to my usual spearmint, lemon balm tea mixture. I remember I felt a difference within minutes of drinking that tea. I drank several cups over the next few days, until my symptoms disappeared. I got well quickly. Helped my throat. Tastes good too.
I had a good Persian friend who introduced me to Persian cuisine. I noticed they use a lot of rose water and rose herb in their dishes. Like rose water ice cream. We underestimate rose petals, as a healing remedy, because they are so pretty, or at least I did, but I read somewhere that bacteria dies off within minutes of contact with fresh rose petals. I use small,dried, red rose petals. You can buy them at your local herbalist or online.
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If you live in Atlanta, the fabulous international market called "Sharhrazad" (6435 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs) has a great selection of Rose waters. Check the aisle in the back of the store... The store also sells large containers of turmeric.