In my many years of travel throughout India, I have consumed more than my fair share of rose water. It’s not like I go to a store and purchase a bottle, sit down and consume it. Many of those bottles contain harsh chemicals that are of no benefit to one’s overall health and well being.
Rather I have consumed richly blessed rose water gifted to me from moments of sharing in wonderful spiritual ceremonies. That rose water was different again from what is being spoken of here in that water holds memory ( as per Dr Emoto’s research) and the memory of this particular water was enriched with blessings of love, light and joy. Given this, there is no reason why after reading this article you could not imbue your own rose water with the exact same blessings.
This article that explores some very good reasons why one may want to consider the benefits of rosewater for themselves. Unless you have a known allergy or other health aversion to this healing tonic, it may be well worthy of consideration.
So, read on and enjoy the discussion that ensues. (Nigel)
By: JENNIFER NELSON (mnn.com) – Why would you want to drink rose water? Besides the pretty name, it has some surprising benefits. But first, a little background.
Rose water comes from the Rosa damascene, a species of the Rosaceae plant, a well-known ornamental plant that’s called the king of flowers. The extract of the damask rose isn’t just for perfuming. The plant contains several components such as terpenes, glycosides, flavonoids and anthocyanins that have beneficial effects on health.
Rose water was traditionally scattered at weddings to ensure a happy marriage and as a symbol of love and purity used in meditation and prayer.
Cultivated in Iran with more than 18,000 cultivars, Iranians call the plant the “flower of prophet Muhammad” because they believe the scent reminds them of him.
Rosa damascene is used for rose water and rose essential oil. It’s believed to have numerous medicinal benefits and has been used as an analgesic, bronchodilator, anti-convulsive, anti-microbial and as an anti-inflammatory.
It’s also been used as cough syrup, to treat reflux, as a laxative, and to reduce blood sugar. The oil is said to treat depression, grief and stress. It also may have benefits for wound healing, allergies, skin conditions and headaches.
While clinical studies are lacking, rose water has been used for centuries since the time of Cleopatra. Because the water is soothing, spraying the face with…
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