Nurturing the Self via the Plant Kingdom
The most important relationship we will have in this 3-D life experience is with our self. Realization of a right relationship with our self requires mindfulness and self-awareness of our individual needs within the realm of nurturing our body, mind, emotional and spiritual levels of being. There is one essential oil within the plant kingdom that comes to mind as the Grand-Mother of ALL, speaking Love with high vibration and nurturing qualities with gentle self-assurance. So below I will share my writings on Rose however feel it important to mention; all flowers speak to our deepest emotional concerns and various levels of LOVE. Wishing you the Joy of remembering what makes your heart sing.
Latin Name: Rosa damascena - Family: Rosaceae
Plant Part: Flowers
Plant origin: China, Crimea, Bulgaria, and Turkey
Rosa damascena exceeds over 500 chemical components with the main constituent being citronellol. The complex chemical nature of rose in itself is quite phenomenal and indeed explains the ubiquitous restorative and medicinal applications of rose on all levels of being.
The production of rose starts by harvesting the flower petals by hand in the early morning before sunrise and the petals are distilled the same day to ensure quality and care. Rose will crystallize at cooler temperatures due to its chemical components and is more viscous at lower temperatures although upon warming it becomes more fluid. It takes many pounds of rose petals to distill one ounce of rose essential oil and consequently one reason this precious essence is so expensive.
Rose has antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antiviral, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, antibacterial, cicatrisant, choleretic, depurative, emmenagogue, haemostatic, hepatic, laxative, stomachic, sedative, and vulnerary properties. Rose is a tonic for the heart, liver, skin, stomach, and uterus; aid for the immune system and soothing for the nervous system. Rose is by far one of the best oils to use in skin care or concerns associated with the skin.
Rose assists respiratory concerns such as asthma, coughs, hay fever, and bronchitis. Rose is assistive for digestive issues such as liver congestion, improves liver and gall bladder function, nausea, diarrhea and oral thrush. Rose is an aid for skin concerns such as eczema, skin redness, herpes, rashes, sores, diminishing scar tissue, repairing broken capillaries, tinea and beneficial for dry, mature and sensitive skin types. Rose hydrosol is a wonderful action for treatment of conjunctivitis as well as an everyday treatment for hydrating and toning mature and dry skin.
Rose is assistive for cardiac disease, heart palpitations, arrhythmia, high blood pressure, thread veins, depression, nervous tension, stress, poor circulation, poor memory, headache, insomnia, urinary tract infection and fluid retention. Rose is very cooling, use for deficiency of heart “yin”, and also night sweats. Rose is wonderful for all female concerns, assistive for premenstrual breast tenderness, frigidity, menopause, peri-menopause, premenstrual syndrome, leucorrhoea, dysmenorrhea, Menorrhagia, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and hormonal balance. Rose is a tonic for the goddess, assisting us to clear, to cleanse, regulate and purify our sensual, maternal and nurturing elemental nature!
Rose has long been a symbol of love and purity. One such older tradition and still common practice use of rose petals is the symbolic honoring within a wedding ceremony; a young flower girl “purity, innocence, virginity and youth” scatters rose petals preceding the bride’s walk along the path to the altar, with each step the bride releases the rose petals delicate aromatic structure and the symbolic pursuit of love, honor and purity are bestowed unto this sacred union.
Rose is thought to possess the highest energetic vibrational frequency among the plant, flower and tree kingdom. Use Rose to encourage self-nurturing, self-love, self-esteem, awareness, ease, inspiration, happiness, joy and serenity. Rose helps us to honor, respect and love ourselves and essential for handling emotional difficulties such as grief, heartache, sorrow, anger, resentment, trauma, fear and conquering insecurities. Rose opposes fear to the same extent love opposes fear! The appealing and intoxicating nature of rose compassionately speaks to remind us, “We Are the Love we seek”.
With Gratitude and Love
Robin is an Aromatherapist, LMT, Aromatherapy Instructor and boutique owner of Cosmic Essential oils products. “Information on Rose is copy-written; feel free to share whole content however I ask that you acknowledge my copy-written material via by Robin Michaels of Cosmic Essential oils with web-site when sharing.” Many Thanks, Robin
27 March 2013