Red Rose Petals (Rosa damascena)
Botanical Name: Rosa spp.
Although originally native to Eastern Asia, Rose has since spread to all corners of the globe. A shrub-like perennial, Wild Rose can catch the eye quickly with its serrated leaves and thorny stems topped with the most delightful smelling flowers that come in all colors of the rainbow. However, most herbalists prefer to use pesticide-free, red and pink roses. Rose’s influence appears widely in art, poetry and song throughout time and no other flower has had as many admirers or has been written about as much.
Rose is a symbol of completeness with strong roots, perfect flowers, straight and strong stems and thorns that symbolize the double-edged sword of opened beauty and gentle boundaries. Rose helps to support the heart internally, externally and metaphysically. An astringent herb, rose in both tea and tincture will help close and constrict tissues, making it an excellent remedy for skin healing. Rose also helps to calm the cardiovascular and nervous systems. It can be used in a dream pillow to help support those going through intense anxiety, grief and loss. Fill a small mesh bag with red rose petals, hold bag over your heart and breathe deeply 10 times. Place the bag under a pillow or on a bedside table to calm the mind, ease the body, and relax the heart.
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