Rosa damascena

Botanical Family: Rosaceae

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from flowers (a two-part process)

Common Primary Uses: Aphrodisiac, Poison Ivy/Oak, Scarring (Prevention)

Common Application Methods: Rose oil be applied neat (with no dilution) when used topically. Apply directly on area of concern or to reflex points.

Diffuse, or inhale the aroma directly.

Take in capsules. Use as a flavoring in cooking.

Properties: Antihemorrhagic, anti-infectious, aphrodisiac, and sedative.

Historical Uses: The healing properties of the rose have been utilized in medicine throughout the ages and still play an important role in the East. Rose has been used for digestive and menstrual problems, headaches and nervous tension, liver congestion, poor circulation, fever (plague), eye infections, and skin complaints.

Other Possible Uses: Rose oil may help aging, asthma, chronic bronchitis, frigidity, gingivitis, hemorrhaging, herpes simplex, seizures, impotence, infections, prevent scarring, sexual debilities, skin disease, sprains, thrush, tuberculosis, ulcers, wounds, and wrinkles.

Body System(s) Affected: Emotional Balance, Skin.

Aromatic Influence: Rose is stimulating and elevating to the mind, creating a sense of well-being. Its beautiful fragrance is almost intoxicating and aphrodisiac-like.

Oral Use As Dietary Supplement: Rose oil is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for human consumption by the FDA (21CFR182.20). Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or in 4 oz. of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk). Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and over.

Safety Data: Use with caution during pregnancy.

Blend Classification: Personifier, Enhancer, Equalizer, and Modifier