Everything’s coming up roses! This bright, floral beauty has been a staple in health and wellness for thousands of years. Rose was originally used due to its natural ability to support immunity, healthy skin, inflammation, and symptoms related to PMS.
Known as the “Queen of the Flowers,” roses have traditionally been used for medicinal and cultural purposes dating as far back as the 7th century in the Middle East and for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine practices. The petals and whole rose blossoms were dried and brewed into rose tea, as well as applied topically to soothe the skin. Both cultures continue to use roses for physical and spiritual balancing today.
This healing flower contains polyphenols (Remember those? Our Pure Matcha is loaded with them), powerful antioxidants that protect your body from free radicals and cell damage. Roses are also loaded with vitamins and minerals that support your immune system, contain antibacterial properties, and soothe stress and anxiety with their softly sweet scent. Here’s five of our favourite reasons to consume rose.
Rose gives you that goddess glow
Are you ready for the laundry list of reasons why roses will have your skin feeling rejuvenated? Rich in vitamins A and E means rose will hydrate and tighten the skin while overtime reducing those pesky fine lines and softening dark circles. It also supports the body’s natural collagen production, our body’s protein responsible for healthy skin, nails and hair. Loaded with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, roses can also help ease breakouts and calm skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea. Sip and glow on.
Rose eases uncomfortable PMS symptoms
Tired of cramps + bloating? Us too. Rose’s anti-inflammatory properties can help relieve uncomfortable PMS symptoms like bloating, cramps, headaches and nausea. Bonus: roses help regulate hormones, so if you’re feeling out of balance, Rosie’s got ya.
Rose can boost your mood
Studies have shown that roses have mood-boosting and stress relieving properties. Traditionally, relief for a cranky mood was to inhale rose vapour from the tea. Today, the uplifting qualities of rose can be felt by sipping on the fragrant bloom. The natural aromatics encourage calm, relieve stress and tension, and promote a restful sleep.
Rose supports your immune system
Did you know roses are loaded with Vitamin C? Vitamin C supports the production of white blood cells to help our bodies fight off infections, colds and flus. Also rich in antioxidants, roses can help combat oxidative stress and the effects of free radicals which can cause diseases and premature aging.
Rose eases digestion
Feelin’ queasy? Consuming rose can relieve stomach upsets, uncomfortable gas and bloating by easting the digestive system. It also promotes the rebalance of healthy gut flora, where most chronic diseases start.
It’s easy to see how Rose measures up as an eternal healing flower, which is why we added it to our new Rose London Fog Blend. Made with rose petal and rosehip powder, our Rose London Fog supports glowing skin, immunity, is antioxidant rich and will relieve PMS symptoms. Bonus, our blend is decaf and sugar free! Leave jitters and anxiety behind when you unwind with this floral, delicate drink. Boost milk, water, smoothies, oatmeal and more. Blend and enjoy hot or cold, any time of day.
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