Traditional medicine has seen a good cure for many ailments in the rose because it is an excellent source of vitamins A, B 3, C, D and E, and its petals contain essential oils, tannins, sugar, citric, tartaric acid and a variety of aromatic ingredients. Wild rose fruit is used against bladder infections.
Cleopatra reportedly covered her bedroom with rose petals to seduce Mark Antony. Confucius was so fascinated by them that he owned a library of 600 books on their cultivation. Napoleon’s wife Josephine in the famous rose garden of Malmezon Castle had more than 250 species. One of the most beautiful buildings in the world, Hagia Sophia, is consecrated with the rose water. Roman emperors organized rosary feasts in honor of roses.
The beauty of this flower is described in ancient Chinese and Egyptian records, but, only when the Romans brought it to Europe in the Middle Ages, from Persia, did the rose become valued as a treatable plant.
Tea made from dried rose petals
Purifies blood, strengthens heart, nerves, cleanses the liver, digestive organs, refreshes the tired body, relieves pain in the uterus. It is good to drink it if you have jaundice, excessive periods, fainting, headaches if you suffer from insomnia. Rose tea is a great tool if you have a sore throat or if your vocal cords are sore, as well as for rinsing your mouth if you have a fungal infection.
Preparation: one teaspoon of rose petals is poured over two deciliters of boiling water, cover, leave to stand for 10 minutes, process, sweeten with honey to improve its performance, especially when used for calming or better sleep. It should be drunk half an hour before eating.
Strengthens the heart, and it is prepared as follows: pour about half a liter of boiled and cooled water about 60 grams of petals, add half a gram of tartaric acid and allow it to stand for at least two days or longer. Pour the liquid through a linen cloth, add half a pound of meadow honey, and pour the syrup into bottles. And it could be this: Pour two handfuls of petals with half a liter of boiling water and cover. After 24 hours process the liquid, add 250 grams of sugar to it, and when it is melted pour the juice of one lemon and cook for another 5 minutes. Pulmonary patients should drink 2-4 tablespoons of this syrup daily.