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6 Wonderous Ways Rose Oil Keeps You Healthy & Charming

A symbol of love and much discussed natural element in the world literature, rose has several health benefits because of certain minerals and chemical properties found in it. Its oil is a popular essential oil extracted from the petals. In aromatherapy, breathing in the scent of rose oil has long been held to have anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) and aphrodisiac benefits.

Minerals in rose oil

Rose oil contains vitamin C, carotene, B group vitamins and vitamin K that are essential for haemopoesis. Almost all mineral substances of Mendeleyev’s periodic table can be found in rose oil.

Benefits

Combats Aging and Dry Skin

Improves Sleep Quality

Decreases Stress

Reduces Acne Flare-ups

Menopausal Symptoms

Alzheimer’s Disease

Combats Aging and Dry Skin

When applied to the skin, rose oil may help relieve pain and inflammation while improving overall skin health. Rose Oil visibly helps refine your skin’s texture, which aids in combating aging and dry skin. The therapeutic compounds present in the oil also help control many skin conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis. Bonus: the antioxidants in Rose Oil will absorb deeply into the dermis layer of the skin, which is especially beneficial for mature skin.

When applied to the skin, rose oil may help relieve pain and inflammation while improving overall skin health.

Improves Sleep Quality

In 2014, a study published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice indicates that rose essential oil may improve sleep quality in people hospitalized in coronary care units. In a trial involving 60 people, those who received routine care plus rose oil aromatherapy for three subsequent nights had a better quality of sleep compared to those who received routine care.

Rose essential oil may improve sleep quality.

Decreases Stress

Rose oil very much effective in stress. It decreases stress significantly. A study in Chemical Senses, conducted in 2011, says that rose oil is able to decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood. Doing so it not only alleviates the physiological symptoms of stress, but stimulates the so-called mesolimbic reward pathway in the brain. Another study about rose oil, carried out in 2009, goes as, “that the topical application of rose oil delivered more intense feelings of relaxation than the application of a placebo oil. This translated to a reduction in respiration rate, blood oxygen saturation, and systolic blood pressure during stressful situations.

The topical application of rose oil delivered more intense feelings of relaxation than the application of a placebo oil.

Reduces Acne Flare-ups

When treating acne your first thought might be to reach for a product that dries out your skin to combat the oily surface where acne tends to thrive. However, such treatment can result in dehydrated and over-sensitized skin. So, opt for Rose Oil instead as it has been proven as an excellent treatment for acne-prone skin due to its antiseptic and astringent properties. Its anti-inflammatory benefits will also help those that struggle with acne, inflammation and/or skin redness.

Menopausal Symptoms

Health experts say that rose oil can alleviate symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, anxiety, night sweats, and low libido. A 2018 review of three high-quality studies concluded that rose oil was able to significantly improve sexual function in menopausal women, but did nothing to alter estrogen levels associated with other menopause symptoms. Lavender, fennel, and geranium oil had the same effects.

Alzheimer’s Disease

A study published in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry reported that paralyzed roundworms (Caenorhabditis elegans) experienced restored physical function after being exposed to diluted rose essential oil. By contrast, the worms exposed to components of rose oil (such as beta-citronellol and geraniol) remained paralyzed. While these findings may seem incidental, rose oil appeared to activate the glutathione S-transferase 4 (GST-4) gene in the worms, reversing a type of nerve injury similarly seen in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.

Rose oil has many more health benefits to count but it has some possible side effects too.

Note: This is to add to your fund of knowledge, anyone considering using Rose Oil is advised to discuss it with a nutritionist or a doctor first.