Powerhouse Plant: Rose

Updated: Jun 3

Stopping to smell the roses? What if you tried eating them instead? For thousands of years, roses have been used as herbal remedies within Ayurvedic and other traditional medicines. Ayurveda - an alternative, holistic medicine is a Sanskrit word that translates to ayur, which means “life” and veda, which means “science or knowledge.” Continuing to gain popularity, roses are reported to be beneficial in a variety of uses. Here at P.S. & Co., we source organic (never sprayed!) dried rose petals from Bulgaria for our delicious baked goods (hello Organic Rose Pistachio Scones). One of our most popular teas is the Organic Rose Melange Tea by Rishi Tea & Botanicals. Perfect for anytime of year, rose petal tea is known to help alleviate fever and cool the body and gastrointestinal tract. Prevalent in the beauty industry, rose oils and waters are said to offer benefits including the reduction of swelling and the appearance of fine lines, as well as hydrating the skin.


Roses have been known to contain numerous health benefits including:

  • Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties

  • Aiding in mental health, they are said to help relieve anxiety and depression

  • Calms and cools gastrointestinal tract

  • Relieves constipation

  • Aids in relief of menstrual regulation

  • Works as an effective astringent

  • Promotes skin health and moisturizes

How to rotate roses into your routine:

Safety disclaimer: If adding dried rose petals to your diet, we recommend only using organic roses with no pesticides, artificial colors, preservatives, or additives.


Featured in our newest beverage on the menu:

Rose Cardamom Cold Brew


For our featured rose products, we use Alteya Organic Rosewater. Our trusted vendor uses organic Bulgarian roses which are cultivated and harvested in a strictly controlled environment. Resulting in therapeutic grade and high-quality organic rose oil, Alteya performs a special and complex distillation process which includes extensive laboratory testing.


Also featured in our:

Rose Pistachio Scone

Our vendor, Tierra Farm provides our kitchen with certified organic pistachios. Focusing on biodiversity, there are zero genetically modified organisms, synthetic pesticides, or chemical fertilizers used in

the farming process. We are happy to be


one of many establishments that Tierra Farm works with that are environmentally conscious and health forward. Proving our dedication to our organic farmers and vendors, even when there is a shortage of pistachios, we don’t scurry to find a mediocre alternative. We wait for mother nature to provide her bounty when ready!






Citation:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3586833/



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