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8 Health benefits of Rose oil

8 Health benefits of Rose oil

Rose oil is very potent and disperses easily in water and air.Roses have a beautiful, strong floral and sweet fragrance.

Along with the enchanting beauty and fragrance, rose comes with numerous health benefits like the antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antimicrobial, aphrodisiac, astringent, depurative, hemostatic and laxative.

Rose oil is extracted from Rosa damascena by the steam distillation process. Rosa damascena is the preferred variant because it is considered the most fragrant of all roses.

Rose essential oil has been used for centuries for its following benefits.

1. Antidepressant

Rose essential oil treatment is given to patients suffering from acute depression. It helps alleviate anxiety and boosts self-esteem and confidence.

2. Anti-inflammatory

Rose essential oil is used for treating inflammation pertaining to allergies, infections and systemic conditions like rheumatism, gout and arthritis.

3. Disinfectant

Rose oil has antimicrobial properties which help disinfectant small wounds. Rose oil is topically applied to the wound preventing it from getting septic.

4. Aphrodisiac

Rose has been considered a strong aphrodisiac for over centuries. The scent of rose oil has been known to boost libido. It also helps reduce the incidence of erectile dysfunction and frigidity.

5. Astringent

The astringent properties of rose essential oil help in toning and lifting the skin. It reduces the sagging and loosening of the skin associated with ageing.

6. Coagulant

Rose essential oil is used to arrest bleeding. People suffering from internal and external injury are prescribed rose essential oil to speed up clotting and coagulation of blood.

7.Hormonal balance

Rose essential oil is known to trigger menstruation. It is especially effective for those suffering from irregular menstruation. It also helps in reducing the menstrual pain, cramps, nausea and fatigue associated with menstruation.

8.Laxative

Rose essential oil is a potent laxative and helps relax the anal muscles to clear bowel movements. This is especially beneficial for people suffering from constipation.

Dr. Nisha Kumar

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