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The Benefits of Using Rose Oil

Updated on October 12, 2012

Introduction to Rose Oil

Rose essential oil is extracted from a plant variety that goes by the scientific name Rosa Damscena. This is one of the most popular flowers in the world, due to its association with perfumery, cosmetics, and recently alternative medicine. In the field of aromatherapy, rose oil is one of the most widely used oils, not only because of its wonderful fragrance, but also because of its immense healing capacity.

The history of using rose oil dates as far back as during the times of ancient Egyptians and Romans. It has also come to symbolize love and passion, due to its naturally dark red color. As the usage of rose essential oils in aromatherapy continues to become widespread, you can expect more wonderful benefits to be discovered with rose essential oil.

Essential Properties of Rose Oil

Rose is one of the world's most beautiful and fragrant flowers around. But as much as they are appreciated in the aesthetic point of view, their contribution in the field of medicine and health is underrated. It is one of the highly useful natural oils around that offer safe and effective means to treat various health conditions. How is this possible? Well, this is due to the therapeutic properties contained in the oil that acts on various parts and organ systems of the body to bring about healing. Without these properties, then rose oil cannot offer the health benefits it has contributed to the field of aromatherapy.

Below are just some of the most important properties in rose essential oil and the corresponding health conditions they are able to address.

Antidepressant

Upon inhaling the sweet scent of rose essential oil, one cannot help but feel a sense of emotional and mental relief. One reason for this is that rose oil contains antidepressant properties that act on your central nervous system once it reaches your sense of smell and goes into your body. Thus, it effectively drives away any feeling of depression, worry, and anxiety.

Aside from momentary relief, rose oil is also known to produce other significant effects like improved mental strength, a boost of self esteem, and confidence. This particular ability is widely recognized that patients of acute depression have been routinely administered with regular doses of rose oil to help in their rehabilitation.

Antispasmodic

People who are suffering from chronic spasms in their muscles, respiratory system and intestines will greatly benefit from the antispasmodic property of rose essential oil. Hence, it effectively provides treatment without having to take any medication. Rose oil is also known to relieve or control symptoms associated with spasm, such as cramps, convulsions, spasmodic cholera, and muscle pulls.

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Astringent

Rose oil brings in more benefits due to its astringent property. First off, this particular property helps add more strength to your gums, improve skin elasticity, hair roots, blood vessels, and intestines. So, you are less likely to suffer from tooth and hair fall, wrinkles, or pain in your abdominal area. The strengthening of your blood vessels help to maintain the amount of blood flow, in cases of cuts or wounds. This property enables rose oil to provide natural treatment against certain types of diarrhea.

Antiviral

There are several essential oils known for their antiviral properties that help boost your immune system and its ability to fight off diseases. But did you know that rose oil also contain this property? Since you cannot possibly get yourself vaccinated for basically all types of viruses, regular use of rose essential oil is one way to increase protection on your health. Once you have acquired this property, you no longer have to go through the ordeal of suffering from common colds, flu, or other diseases caused by viruses.

Depurative

There is a false notion about the use of essential oils that claim it only offers external health benefits. However, rose essential oil contains depurative properties that help in releasing harmful toxins off your body and purifying your blood in the process. Through this natural detoxification method, you will be able to prevent skin diseases, rashes, boils, and ulcers, among others.

Laxative

Aside from treating diarrhea, rose essential oil contains laxative properties that help improve overall digestive function. In fact, you might want to use rose oil since it is far better smelling than other types of natural laxative. And yet, there are no side effects that can be experienced with using this type of oil. As it properly facilitates the movement of your anal and intestinal muscles, you can expect regular bowel movement.

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Emenagogue

Since rose oil is known to be gentle and mild, it is a good oil to use for women and addressing various women's health issues. Basically, this property of the oil triggers hormonal secretions that enable regular menstruation. Rose oil is then ideal to use for women who are suffering from irregular menstrual cycle. In addition to improving your cycle, rose oil provide relief for various conditions that come along with menstruation such as cramping, pain, fatigue, nausea, and other symptoms.

Bactericidal

Rose essential oil works as a natural but effective bactericide. Therefore, you can use it for treating various conditions caused by bacteria such as food poisoning, diarrhea, cholera, typhoid, and many others. Hence, the use of this oil as immediate treatment for eye, ear, skin, or wound infection prevent the infection from spreading or becoming worse. The bactericidal activity of rose oil is not limited to treatment of conditions stated above since it can also provide effective cure against intestinal infections in your intestines, stomach, colon, and urinary tract.

Nervine

Rose essential oil makes a wonderful tonic for your nerves. Therefore, it enables you to stabilize your nerves instead of being overcome by your emotions, enabling you to handle even the most nervous situations. Furthermore, regular use of rose oil improves your ability to bear shocks or improve your reflex to avoid trauma or injury.

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    Roseofbulgaria 

    6 years ago from Ecos, France

    Rose of bulgaria brand is going to produce a new perfume in 2012, based note on rosa damascena !

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    Roseofbulgaria 

    6 years ago from Ecos, France

    The best one is rose oil from Bulgaria !

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    Bhart1989 

    8 years ago

    great hub.

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    carrie450 

    8 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

    Rose oil is one of my favorites. It has such a calming effect. Great hub.

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