The Healing Power of Rose Essential Oil

Healing power of rose treats most dangerous diseases – 10/25/2004
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Bacteria die within five minutes when contacted with fresh rose petals.

Rose is an astonishingly beautiful flower which is why it is poetized and immortalized in legends.  Long ago the first rose was raised from an ordinary dog-rose; some unknown gardener did it about four thousand years ago.

Ancient doctors used rose water to treat upset nerves, fumed patients suffering from lungs diseases with rose incense and gave extracts of rose petals to patients suffering from heart and kidney diseases.

Rose essential oil is high in frequency

Rose essential oil is high in frequency

Attar of roses is the basic medical component of roses; it stimulates and harmonizes people’s immune and nervous systems.  It also improves activity of endocrine glands, removes sclerous disorders in organs and revives cells. Attar of roses is good for digestive tract as it heals mucous membranes, fights disbacteriosis and fermentative deficiency in stomach and intestine.

Rose petals contain vitamin C, carotene, B group vitamins and vitamin K that is essential for haemopoesis.  Almost all mineral substances of Mendeleyev’s periodic table can be found in rose petals.  They contain calcium that influences metabolism and assimilation of foodstuffs; also potassium which is important for normal heart activity, copper that participates in haemopoesis and improves activity of endocrine glands; iodine that is good for thyroid gland can be also found in rose petals.  The list of rose’s virtues is long enough which allows us to call rose a universal natural medicine.

Bacteria die within five minutes when contacted with fresh rose petals which makes rose a perfect remedy for fighting skin diseases.  Fresh rose petals will help cure festering wounds and burns; they may also alleviate allergic itching.

Powder of dried rose petals mixed with honey is an effective medicine against mouth inflammations, stomatitis and paradontose.  The mixture should be rubbed into inflamed gums.  Headaches, sickness and weakness can be cured with inhalation of roses and attar of roses.  Rose inhalations are also recommended to people with poor nervous system, prone to neurosis and depressions.  Put a bowl with hot water and rose petals in the room in case you suffer from nervous diseases, cold in the head, cough and flu.

Attar of roses perfectly tones up the cardiac muscle that is why doctors prescribe rose inhalations for stenocardia treatment.  Bath with rose petals is a perfect remedy against nervous diseases: it tones up, rejuvenates, relieves anxiety and purifies skin.  Pour boiling water over half a glass of rose petals and infuse in a closed bowl to preserve attar of roses.  Pour the infusion and the petals into the bath; the infusion’s healing power will be stronger if beetroot juice is added to this bath. Never throw faded rose bunches away and make curative baths of them.

Spraying with rose water is recommended for treatment of many diseases.  Pour a glass of boiling water over 10g of rose petals and infuse in a covered bowl.  Everyday spraying within two weeks is recommended to people suffering from nervous disorders. In this case, spraying with warm rose water should be done on the upper third of the back.  Spraying with rose water is good for healthy people as well to strengthen the nervous system and immunity.  Apply rose water to skin and slightly rub. Warm rose water bath for feet helps cure rheumatism; hot compress with rose water applied to sacrum is good against radiculitis.  Wrap a bad-sheet wetted with rose water round the body to tone up the organism after a surgical operation. Then muffle up with a dry bed-sheet and a blanket.

Tea made of rose petals (a tea-spoon of dried rose petals per a glass of boiling water) is good against cold, pharyngitis, bronchitis and various neuroses; it is a vitaminous drink as well.  Rose petal jam is a wonderful natural medicine especially in cold weather.

The following information is from the Essential Oils Desk Reference book:

Botanical Family:  Rosaceae
Plant Origin:  Bulgaria, Turkey
Extraction Method:  Therapeutic grade oil is steam distilled from flower (a two-part process).  NOTE: The Bulgarian Rosa damascena (high in citronellol) is very different from Morrocan Rosa centifolia (high in phenyl ethanol).  They have difference colors, aromas, and therapeutic actions.

Key Constituents:

  • Citronellol (34-44%)
  • Geraniol (12-28%)
  • Nerol (6-9%)
  • Phenylethylic Alcohol (0-2%)

ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity~ a measure of both time and degree of free-radical inhibition):  160,400 uTE/100g

Historical Data: Rose has been used for the skin for thousands of years.  The Arab physician, Avicenna, was responsible for first distilling rose oil, eventually authoring an entire book on the healing attributes of the rose water derived from the distillation of rose.  Throughout much of ancient history, the oil was produced by enfleurage, a process of pressing the petals along with a vegetable oil to extract the essence.  Today, however, almost all rose oils are solvent extracted.

Medical Properties: Anti-inflammatory, relaxant, reduces scarring, anti-ucer

Uses:  Hypertension, anxiety, viral infections (Herpes simplex), skin conditions (scarring, wrinkles), ulcers

Fragrant Influence:  its beautiful fragrance is intoxicating and aphrodisiac-like.  It helps bring balance and harmony, allowing one to overcome insecurities.  It is stimulating and elevating to the mind, creating a sense of well-being.

(1) Apply 2-4 drops on location
(2) Apply on Chakras/Vita Flex points
(3) Directly inhale
(4) Diffuse and/or
(5) Take as a dietary supplement

Young Living's Rose Essential Oil

Young Living's Rose Essential Oil

Rose therapeutic grade essential oils is found in the following Young Living Essential Oil Blends:  Awaken, Egyptian, Gold, Envision, Forgiveness, Gathering, Gentle Baby, Harmony, Highest Potential, Humility, Joy, SARA, Rose Ointment, Trauma Life and White Angelica

Selected Research:

  • Sysoev NP “The effect of waves from essential-oil plants on the dehydrogenase activity of the blood neutrophils in mucosal trauma of the mouth.” Stomatologiia 1991;70(1):12-3.
  • Mahmood N, et al. “The anti-HIV activity and mechanisms of action of pure cpounds isolated from Rosa damascena.” Biochim Biophys Res Commun. 1996;229(1):73-9.
  • Umezu T, et al., Anticonflict effects of rose oil and identification of its active constituents.  Life Sci. 2002 Nov 22;72(1):91-102.
  • Haze S, Sakai K, Gozu Y. et al., Effects of fragrance inhalation on sympathetic activity in normal adults. Jpn J Pharmacol. 2002 Nov;90(3):247-53.
  • Boyanova L, Neshev G. Inhibitory effect of rose oil products on Helicobacter pylori growth in vitro: preliinary report. J Med Microbiol. 1999 Jul;38(7):705-6.

Rose (Rosa damascena) has the highest frequency of any essential oil at 320 MHz.

Information from The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple by David Steward, PhD, DNM:

Rose is unique among etheric oils in many ways.  It is the only essential oil with the highest known concentration of alkanes (can be up to 19% which makes it a major ingredient) with at least 10 different alkanes.  Alkanes contribute to the oils’ fragrance and therapeutic action.  Rose also has the highest known elctromagnetic frequency of any natural substance.  Its spiritual and healing qualities have been recognized and applied for thousands of years. 

Rose essential oil is great to use for spiritual focus or when you are feeling dis-integrated.  Inhale with the affirmation, “I am whole”.  Apply on your heart center when dealing with issues of trust and affirm “I am in tune with my direction and path”.

Important Essential Oils Tip!
When buying essential oils always look for labels that state “therapeutic grade”, “genuine & authentic” or “Grade A.”  Most people think the words, “Pure” or “100% Pure” on the label indicate the oils are good.  This is just not true.  Price is usually a good indicator of quality.  I have seen lavender oil for $5.00 and rose oil for $10.00.  It takes around 5000 pounds of rose petals to make 1 pound of rose oil.  If you see rose oil for under $100.00.  It is not pure rose oil.
Much more is involved in therapeutic grade oil than just the purity.  If they are not properly distilled, they won’t be therapeutic grade.  Unlike most essential oils, Young Living Essential Oils are processed at low temperature and low pressure without the use of solvents or additives in order to retain all the natural, therapeutic properties and chemical constituents.  If you have never used therapeutic grade essential oils or if you have been using adulterated oils… you have not experienced their power!


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  1. Hi Tom ~ I would only use roses that are grown organically otherwise the rose’s properties are compromised. Everyone has a unique chemistry to their own bodies based on multiple factors: diet (organic vs non-organic), lifestyle, beliefs, chemical exposure due to environment as well as personal care products used, etc. and so your toxicity levels will be a factor in your success. Let us know what your experience is!

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