Even though you may have considered roses to be only beautiful plants that add a unique fragrance to your garden, you should know that they also have plenty of health and beauty benefits. Rosacea plant, originated in the Middle East and the Mediterranean area, grows as a shrub, which can reach 6 feet tall or more.
Rose water and its benefits
Rose water is loaded with a wide array of nutrients, such as vitamins, flavonoids, and antioxidants. Moreover, it also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and cancer-fighting proprieties.
- Promotes a healthy liver
The organ which is in charge with the detox job by breaking down dangerous compounds is the liver. This one is directly affected by the high amounts of toxins our body is exposed to daily, from the food we eat to the air we breathe. Rose water has detox proprieties. This way, your liver functions will be boosted. Moreover, the antioxidants and anthocyanins from this water fight against the free radicals in the body, protecting the liver.
- Cancer-fighting properties
Flavonoids are known for their excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that are great for fighting against cancer. However, if you want to benefit from these advantages offered by flavonoids, you have to pay particular attention to the way in which you use rose water. Why? High temperature can almost entirely destroy flavonoids, so adding rose water to your food while cooking it will leave you without any cancer-fighting properties.
Preserving the flavonoids is one of the main reasons why rose water is prepared at room temperature, without any boiling or cooking.
- Strengthens the immune system
An essential mineral for your immune system is zinc. Without this vital nutrient, your immunity gets weak, which means that you are exposed to a broad variety of health issues, such as those caused by viruses and bacteria, as the body can no longer fight these threats. Moreover, the other nutrients also promote a strong immune system.
What are the beauty benefits of this water?
Rose water has numerous beauty benefits, and it is commonly used in cosmetic products, such as face and hair masks. Here are the most important beauty benefits of this water:
- Controls excess oil and sebum
- Clean the pores
- Rebalance the skin’s pH
- Reduces the redness of irritated skin
- Heals acne, eczema, and dermatitis
- Deeply hydrates and moisturizes the skin
- Reduces the wrinkles
- Rejuvenates the skin and lightens scars
- Gets rid of dandruff
- Used as conditioner, reduces the irritation or inflammation of the scalp
- Promotes hair growth
These are only a few of the numerous beauty benefits of rose water. No wonder why this is so often used in cosmetic treatments, right? Another excellent benefit is that it promotes good sleep and relaxation, which definitely improves both your health condition and beauty.
DIY rose water recipe
- 3 cups of distilled water
- 1 cup of rose petals
- 1 glass jar
For the preparation of water rose, you will need only the petals of the flower. What you have to do is take the petals, wash them thoroughly (so that they won’t contain any dust or dirt), and then put them in the glass jar. Add the water and then steep for 2 days in sunlight.