Rose is an age-old symbol of heart holds special nourishment for body, mind and spirit. As a very young child, roses were the first plant I worked with in my native England’s garden. I remember, fondly, carefully picking the highly scented petals and infusing them in water for my own special perfume. Rose petals pacify all doshas and especially an aggravated Vata and Pitta. It is cooling and sweet.
It helps comfort and heal the emotional heart. It calms the mind. It is hydrating and cooling action it nourishes the body’s Yin (keeping us fluid and supple). Rose petals promote a healthy inflammatory response. And its’ purifying and nutritive nature supports digestive function, intestinal health and skin radiance.
This is a special tincture made from the rose water, rose tincture and rose essential oil from “old” roses in our garden. Rose calms the mind and soothes the heart. It simultaneously relaxes and uplifts, making it an important ally to address both hyperactive mental states and the emotional heaviness of sadness, grief, heartbreak, apathy and emotional trauma. It anchors a restless heart, comforting and soothing to promote emotional equilibrium.
Rose assists with the restoration of healthy flora in the gut and supports proper immune function. Rose’s purifying nature makes it a gentle but significant immune boosting remedy. It is also supportive to the liver, addressing Liver stagnation whose symptoms are constraint and internal pressure.
Roses are cooling and moisturizing and enhances sensual moods and healthy reproductive function for men and women alike.
Rose embodies spiritual love. They energetically softens and open the heart, quiets the mind, and gives the gift of remembrance of our essential nature. It supports more ease and love in our lives. It connects and build bridges between heart and mind, ourselves and others, inner and outer. It offers us the opportunity to remove the thorns of past hurts and sanskara (the imprints left on the subconscious mind by past experience, which then color our responses, states of mind, emotional reactions, etc.) and open to sweetness in our lives.
Our Rose Tincture has a purifying and soothing nature, thus it can be used to support a healthy inflammatory response when diluted down and used as a gargle to address heat in the throat and mouth.
The petals of the rose plant provide a comforting effect and if ingested, can diminish body temperature during high fevers, effective in cleansing toxins and heat from the body, particularly when they result in rashes on the skin and inflammatory (swelling and irritation) problems.
The rose petals are also effective in relieving congestion in the female reproductive system.. They may also be used to treat the excessive accumulation of fluid in the urinary tract and thereby alleviate pains and, in women, heavy periods. Many healthcare providers recommend the use of rose petals to treat erratic menstrual periods, infertility, as well as to enhance sexual desire.
The rose petals act as an astringent and are effective for treating diarrhea, enteritis, and dysentery. And they may be used as a laxative to clear bowel movement. At the same time, the rose petal is also an effective medication for the liver and gallbladder as it has a purifying effect on these organs.
Medicinally, it has been used as an astringent for abrasions and cuts. It is said to staunch bleeding and is helpful in alleviating problems related to a lethargic liver like headaches and constipation.
Rose petals possess inspiring as well as reconditioning effects for the nervous system. They are also capable of alleviating the problems of insomnia, depression, fatigue and can offer comfort in conditions such as irritability.
This tincture is a wonderful base for personal formulas.
Ingredients: Rose Petals, Distilled Water, 20% Alcohol, Rose Essential Oil
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice or water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.