Roses, in their beauty, open the heart and speak of love. Yet they offer so much more than meets the eye. The petals are edible and are lovely added to salads, desserts and even made into rose butter. They also make a tasty tea that I have found to be quite popular with children. All that deliciousness brings with it immune enhancing properties as well as soothing coolness for the urinary system, nervous system and heart. The petals ease cold and flu symptoms and lung congestion increasing lung strength and vitality. Roses are also helpful in cases of pms and fullness in the pelvis. Emotionally roses sooth broken hearts and aggravated nervous systems. Rose hips, the fruit of a rose, are very high in Vitamin C. They make a tasty sweet sour addition to teas and foods helping to prevent infection. For crafting little baby rose buds are so much fun to use. Kids are enchanted by them.
Roses are often heavily sprayed so be sure to use organic roses.