Rose

Actions: Astringent, antidepressant, antispasmodic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, blood tonic, antiseptic, cleansing, sedative

For a plant that is most commonly toted as a romantic bouquet, the rose has a plethora of healing qualities. In medieval times, a rose painted on a sign was a symbol for an apothecary. Rose is most beneficial for the skin, and is particularly useful as an acne treatment or for calming irritation. As a tea, it helps soothe sore throats and aids in digestion. Rose is also an uplifting medicine and is known to ease anxiety.

Rose hip seed oil is known for its skin-healing properties. Rich in vitamin C, it heals and helps reduce scar tissue. It also regenerates, smooths wrinkles and heals damages and eczema.

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