Flower Power: Roses
Roses are my favorite flowers. I have 6 bushes in the garden at the side of my house. One is already 7 feet tall! This tip from Willow McQuade, ND, the protagonist in my natural remedies series appears in Scent to Kill, the sequel to Death Drops. It’s all about the power of roses as a natural remedy. Enjoy!
Dr. Willow McQuade’s Healthy Living Tips
I always stop and smell the roses by the front walk in front of Nature’s Way Market and Café. I love the rich, sweet floral bouquet and the approximately 275 compounds that have a myriad of therapeutic uses. For example, if you if you apply it topically, rose oil can help banish eczema, wrinkles and acne. If you feel blue, rose essential oil will lift your mood naturally. If you have painful periods it helps to balance hormones (just put the oil on a warm compress and apply to your lower abdomen). Rose oil also eases nervousness, anxiety, anger, sadness and grief or if you have respiratory problems such as allergies, and hay fever. You also use rose oil to help you sleep better and feel happier. For all these conditions, simply, put some on your palm and inhale it or put rose essential oil into a diffuser. Your bedroom will smell like an English garden.
Note: Do Not Take Internally.
Do you love roses too?