by Elana Garay
SPORTS AND HEALTH EDITOR
Valentine’s Day was a day of love, gift-giving and receiving gifts from your special someone. There are a few very common gifts.
For one, everyone knows the classic box of chocolates. There is also another gift that peaks interest every year around this time. That is the rose.
Roses are not only an statement of affection and they are not only the beautiful decoration you set on your table. Roses are a lot of things, but are do they have health benefits?
Roses are symbolic to love and passion as it is said in the living arts originals web site. Roses are claimed to have healing properties in them to help with anxiety, depression, stress, headache and other properties.
“The rose also offers a soothing property to the nerves and emotional /psychological state of mind. It is regarded as a mild sedative and anti-depressant. It is increasingly used in treatments for conditions of stress: nervous tension, peptic ulcers, heart disease, among others”, stated from the web site of rose magazine. Roses are not than just a flower.
Roses also help with natural beauty. “Naturally antibacterial rose essential oil makes can help treat acne and acne-prone skin. Combined with its cleansing properties, rose makes an ideal ingredient in face washes and cleansers”, stated from the web site of organic authority.
Organic Authority also states, “Rose contains high amounts of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. This important vitamin can help protect skin cells from damage, such as from staying out in the sun too long. Some evidence even suggests that rose water can help prevent sunburn”.
Overall, roses are not only decorations. They may look pretty and they may be aesthetically pleasing, but they also have many health benefits as well.