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Rose Essential Oil

Rose Essential Oil

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Published by: IreneRains on Apr 17, 2013
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LATIN NAME Rosa damascenaFAMILY NAME RosaceaeSPECIAL NOTERose is such an expensive oil, there have been many attempts to produce rose essentialoil from a large variety of roses. Most of the literature on the proven history of use of roseessential oil comes from the use of the oil of Rosa damascene(a). Occasionally you willcome across the more exotic rose essential oils:
Rosa centifolia Rose de Mai, Cabbage rose, Moroccan rose, Indian rose Pink flowersRosa damascene Bulgarian, Turkish or Moroccan Rose Red flowersRosa damascene bifera Castillian rose, Rose of Castille Pink flowersRose eglanteria Rosehip seed oil, Apple rose, Eglantine or Briar Rose Pink flowersRosa gallica officinalis Apothecary rose, Rose of Provence Red flower withyellow centreRosa rubiginosa Rosehip seed oil
COLOUR Pale yellow or olive yellow brownVISCOSITY Watery when warm, becomes semi-solid under cool conditionsAROMA Deep, rich / sweet & floweryNOTE Middle to baseCOUNTRIES OF PRODUCTIONBelieved to be native to the Orient. Now mainly cultivated in Bulgaria, Turkey, Morocco &France. Other types are grown in China, India and Russia. India produces rose water andAytar, a mixture of rose otto and sandalwoodPARTS USED Flower petalsEXTRACTION METHOD The essential oil produced by steam distillation of fresh petalsA concrete & absolute are made by solvent extraction of freshpetalsYIELD 0.02 0.05%BLENDS WELL WITHClove, bergamot, German & Roman chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, Melissa, neroli, patchouli, Palmarosa, rosewood, sandalwood, ylangylang, cedarwood, citrus oils, vanilla, coriander MAIN CHEMICAL COMPONENTSCitronellol (34 – 55%), geranol and nerol (40 – 40%), farnesol, geranic, eugenolWARNINGS & CONTRA INDICATIONS
Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitising
Do not use during pregnancy
ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL2THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIESAnti-viral, astringent, anti-infectious, anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic,bactericidal, choleretic, cicitrisant, depurative, aphrodisiac, haemostatic, diuretic,emmenagogue, hepatic, laxative, sedative, splenetic, general tonic, anti-tubercular agent, regulator of appetite, sedativeTHERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS – EMOTIONAL
Known to have a harmonising effect on the body
Soothes feelings of anger, grief, fears of loving & being loved, sexuality, jealousy, self-destruction, vengeance, bitterness, anxiety
Lifts the heart
Eases nervous tension & stressCIRCULATION
Tonic for the heart by activating sluggish blood circulation
Poor circulation
Antiseptic & anti-inflammatory properties
Used in the treatment of digestive disorders – gastroenteritis, gastric ulcers,cholecystitis, liver congestion and nausea
Helps regenerate damaged intestinal wallsGENITO-URINARY
Rose has a strong effect on reproduction & sexuality
Used extensively in gynaecological conditions to regulate hormones, menopausalsymptoms, ease uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, leucorrhea, menorrhagia,uterine disorders, menstrual cramps
Used for male infertility to increase semenNERVOUS SYSTEM
Stress related conditions
Effective for hyperactivity in children
Similar to bergamot, geranium & jasmine, it decreases sympathetic nervous systemactivity & strengthens the parasympathetic nervous system
Increases feelings of vitality, creating a sense of well-being
Used in the treatment of depression, impotence, insomnia, frigidity, headaches andnervous tensionRESPIRATORY
Treatment of asthma, coughs and hay fever SKIN
Emollient & hydrating properties
Valued for mature skin, broken capillaries, dry skin, eczema
Rose water is used for conjunctivitis
Antiseptic properties help reduce redness and inflammation of broken skin

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