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Rose Oil

Addressed across the world as the "Essence of Rose", "Otto of Rose", and by many other names-- the rose oil carries a warm and deeply floral fragrance which is claimed to be extremely potent. This colourless or pale yellow liquid is a valuable ingredient of fine perfumeries and liqueurs. The oil is even more popular to be used for flavouring lozenges and scenting ointments and toilet preparations. Used as a bath oil for ages, this oil is antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, astringent, and much more in nature. Thus, it proves to be a tonic for the heart, liver, stomach and uterus.

Being extremely expensive, the rose oil witnesses a less commercial sale in comparison to lavender oil. However, it is one of the best all-purpose oils to have around. Assuring to be a wonderful remedy for female problems, this oil not only fights depression, grief, anger and fear but looks after your heart and digestive system. It blends particularly well with geranium, jasmine, clove and palma rosa essential oils.

 

History of Rose
Blessed as the most beautiful flower by Mother Nature-- the Rose is followed by a trail of ancient stories, legends, myths and legacies associated with it. Cultivated in varied colours, shapes, and sizes; this flower is perfect for every mood & occasion. The word 'Rosa' comes from the Greek 'roden' meaning 'red', as the ancient rose was thought to have been crimson.

A Persian physician of the 10th century- Anicenna, used the rose as his first plant to distill and a rose distillery existed in 1612 in Shiraz, Persia. As per sacred texts, rose petals were scattered at weddings to ensure a happy marriage, and are still regarded as a symbol of love and purity, along with being used to aid meditation and prayer.

 

Oil Extraction
The rose essential oil is extracted from fresh rose blossoms of Rosa Damascena, R. gallica, and other species of the rose family Rosaceae through water distillation. As per studies, it takes about 60,000 roses (about 180 lb) to make one ounce (29.57 ml) of rose otto - or to put in a different way 40,000 kilograms to make 1 liter of rose otto.

The extraction process commences from picking of morning fresh flowers (before 8 am in the morning) which continues to steam distillation and the yield is 0.02-0.05%. Careful observation is paid regarding controlling the heat used in the distillation process, as the aroma can be damaged if the heat is too high. Out of all rose varieties-- Damascus Roses are the most fragrant ones, being believed to be the original red roses with strongest aroma and highest oil content.

Applicable Benefits
Having one of the most complex chemical compositions, the rose oil contains more than 300 known compounds. However, the main chemical components of this essential oil are citronellol, phenyl ethanol, geraniol, nerol, farnesol and stearpoten; with traces of nonanol, linalool, nonanal, phenyl acetaldehyde, citral, carvone, citronellyl acetate, 2-phenylmenthyl acetate, methyl eugenol, eugenol and rose oxide. Being typecasted as the oil loaded with emotional and psychological effects; one can also get to notice its various medicinal properties, including the following:

  • Anti Depressant: Boosting self esteem, confidence, hope and mental strength to a great level; rose oil can be very helpful to drive away depression and anxiety. It works as an anti depressant for the patients of acute depression or who are undergoing rehabilitation. For the same purpose, this oil is widely used in aromatherapy so as to invoke positive thoughts, spiritualism and feelings of joy, happiness, and hope.
  • Anti Phlogistic: Rose oil may calm down a patient of high fever by sedating the inflammation caused by fever. The oil is reportedly beneficial in other cases of inflammations caused by microbial infection, ingestion of poisonous stuff, indigestion, dehydration, etc.
  • Antiseptic: Being the most fragrant and majestic oil, it effectively treats your wounds and protects them from being septic and catching infections.
  • Anti Spasmodic: This essential oil efficiently relieves spasm in respiratory system, intestines and muscular spasms in limbs. Further, it subsequently cures convulsions, muscle pulls, cramps and spasmodic cholera which are caused due to spasms.
  • Anti Viral: The essential rose oil acts as a shield or anti virus to protect your body and immune system from viral infections.
  • Aphrodisiac: Considered to be entirely indispensable in romance, the mere scent of this essential oil is enough to arouse your senses. It boosts up libido and invokes romantic feelings which are pure essentials for a successful sex.
  • Astringent: Exhibiting its astringent property, the rose oil strengthens gums, hair roots, tones and lifts skin, contracts muscles, intestines and blood vessels, thereby giving protection from untimely fall of tooth and hair, wrinkles, loss of firmness of intestines and muscles of abdominal area and limbs associated with age. Most important of all, it helps to stop the flow of blood from wounds and cuts by contracting the blood vessels. This astringent property can also cure certain types of diarrhea.
  • Bactericidal: Considered to be a good bactericide, this oil can be liberally used in the treatment of typhoid, diarrhea, cholera, food poisoning and other diseases which are caused by bacteria. Further, it can cure internal bacterial infections like in colon, stomach, intestines and urinary tract as well as external infections on skin, ears, eyes, and in wounds.
  • Cholagogue: Promoting the flow of bile from gall bladder, this oil also helps to regulate the acid level in the stomach and blood, thus keeping you safe from problems like acidity and acidosis. This bile also helps in digestion of food, together with the acids secreted into the stomach.
  • Cicatrisant: This property of Rose Essential Oil can be of great interest for those who care a lot about their looks. Helping to fade away the scars and after marks of boils, acne and pox, etc.; the oil also helps in fading the stretch marks and surgery marks, fat cracks, etc. associated with pregnancy and delivery.
  • Depurative: Rose oil purifies the blood by helping in removal and neutralization of toxins from blood. This protects you from boils, rashes, ulcers, skin diseases, etc.
  • Emenagogue: Featured as another beneficial property of Rose Oil, it stimulates the hormone secretions which trigger off menstruations. The application of this oil also eases cramps, treats nausea, fatigue and reduces pains associated with menstruations and Pose Menopause Syndromes.
  • Haemostatic: This Essential Oil proves to be extremely useful for people suffering from hemorrhage (bleeding, external or internal) after an injury or surgery. Under this, it speeds up clotting or coagulation of blood, and stops bleeding and can save life of such patients.
  • Hepatic: Posing a beneficial role for liver’s health, the oil keeps it strong, functioning properly and protected from infections. It also treats problems like excess flow of bile and acids, ulcers, etc.
  • Laxative: The oil is undoubtedly the best smelling laxative in the whole world !! Without having any adverse side effects, it actually influences the intestinal and anal muscles to help clear bowels.
  • Nervine: Acting as a tonic for the nerves, the oil gives them strength to bear shocks and protects them from disorders resulting from age, injuries, etc.
  • Stomachic: As an ideal stomachic, this essential oil soothes stomach, sedates inflammations in it, helps it function properly and protects it from infections. It also protects it from ulcers which often happen due to over production of acids and their release into the stomach.
  • Uterine: The oil offers to take care of many feminine problems such as uterine discharges, tumors, bleeding, irregular menses, etc. Further, it purifies the uterus and keeps it functioning properly even in higher ages, which can get pushed away even in the times of menopause.
  • Rose oil regulates hormone production and helps in balancing them. It is one of the best oils which can give you a shining, fresh and youthful skin. Its aroma keeps you charged and feeling happy. It promotes circulation, takes care of heart, reduces blood pressure and helps cure headaches, asthma, dehydration and effect of loo (very hot winds), leucorrhea, and certain infections.
 
Caution Note: Though rose oil can take away your headache if used in mild concentrations yet its strong aroma can just play the opposite if used in high concentrations. Despite being non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing; this essential oil is an Emenagogue. Thus, it should not be used during pregnancy.
 
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