Rose water is a liquid made from water and rose petals. It is used as a perfume due to its sweet scent, but it has medicinal and culinary values, as well.
There is a long tradition of rose water being used in medicine, including in Iran and other parts of the Middle East, as far back as the 7th century.
Fast facts on rose water
- Rose water can usually be used without any side effects.
- Rose water contains numerous, powerful antioxidants.
- Recent research has found that it can help relax the central nervous system.
Benefit of rose water
The antioxidants in rose water protect the cells in the skin against damage. Rose water also has anti-inflammatory properties, which means it can be put on the skin to soothe the irritation caused by conditions, such as eczema and rosacea.
Rose water acts as an inhibitor against elastase and collagenase, which are both harmful to the skin.
Due to its soothing and anti-inflammatory effect, rose water can be taken to treat a sore throat. Furthermore, a study has shown that it can act as a relaxant on the muscles in the throat.
Rose water is used in middle eastern food like lamb stew, rice pudding and salads. It can also be used in cocktails !
Face and hair
Rose water is safe to be used on hair and face. Simply pour a desirable quantity in a on the go spray bottle and refresh your face and or hair on the go.