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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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ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL1
ROSE
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
 
PalpitationsDIGESTIVE
 
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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