Add Rose Tea to your Skin Care Routine
Rose Tea - Rosa gallica L.
Used part: Flower
The rose-rubra, scientific name Rosa gallica, is a medicinal plant also popularly known as rose-red, rose-red, rose of jericho and other denominations, belonging to the Rosaceae family. Native to central Europe and Asia (including western Asia, Turkey), the rose-red leaves usually have five ovate or orbicular leaflets and their flowers are large, vivid red; the fruits usually have bright colors ranging from orange to red to purple and are very attractive to birds.
Often presented in tea or rose water forms, the plant has a tonic effect on the skin, being widely used in the production of cosmetics and perfumery. Also, rose-rubra is one of the most cultivated rose species to produce perfumes. The main components of this small shrub are the essential oils (geraniol, cintronelol) and tannins. The parts used are rose petals (flowers).
Among its active ingredients we find tannins, essential oils (such as citronellol, geraniol, nerol phenyl ethanol, linalool and citral), hyposters, carotenes, pectin, D-sorbitol, Vitamin C, malic and citric acids, anthocyanins and bitter principles.
From the flowers of the rosa-rubra plant, tea can be made to treat, with internal use, colds, bronchitis, gastritis, affections of the throat and mouth, digestive atony, diarrhea and depression, besides being an excellent antiseptic buccal. When used externally, it is effective in treating eye infections, sore throats, minor wounds and skin problems. Its use on the skin helps close the pores, in addition to lightening blemishes, toning and refreshing the skin.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Depression (soothing)
- In external use, red rose tea is used in the treatment of eye infections, sore throats, minor wounds and skin problems
- Thrush (essential oil)
- Local antiseptic
- Digestive atonia
- Put 3 tablespoons of herb to half a liter of water
- Turn off when the water reaches boil
- Cover and leave the solution muffled for about 10 minutes
- Strain and drink
How to Drink:
Take 2 to 3 cups a day.
No contraindications have been found in the literature consulted, but always remember to consult a specialist before starting a treatment with any medicine, even if natural.