Rose , Rosa
Part used – Petals and Hips (fruit).
Taste – Rose petals range from tart to sweet and spicy. Darker ones have stronger flavors. Hips have a tart lemon-orange flavor. Cut slits in plump hips to speed drying and crush them slightly before brewing tea.
Tea preparation – Infusion
Relieves stress, Mood-enhancing agent.
Astringent (agent that constricts and binds by coagulation of proteins a cell surface).
Antibacterial (destroying or stopping the growth of bacteria. Ex: properties helps to dry the acne).
Antioxidants (prevents or inhibits oxidation).
Sedative (exerts a soothing, tranquilizing effect on the body).
Anti-depressant (therapy that acts to prevent, cure, or alleviate mental depression)
Vitamin A, C, D, and E and some B Vitamins too!
Universal symbol of love, but also a natural aphrodisiac.
Soothes a broken heart