Roses as Medicine by Dom Liv Kamal


Roses….. how can roses be medicine you ask? 

Well it’s pretty easy… 

One they smell nice… so nice in fact that they are the world’s most popular flower.

A lot of research  has gone into the rose… They are used for stress, anxiety reduction and can help reduce depression. All kinds of emotional melancholy have been healed with the smell of roses. The essential oil also helps us ladies at PMS time, and when you can’t sleep, research has shown that rose essential oils calm your mind and body and helps you get back to sleep faster. It’s the super relaxing essential oil and used to celebrate everything from the birth of a child, coming of age, love, marriage, Valentine’s and even illness and death. 

Each rose has a different meaning and using roses is not only for essential oils and aromatherapy medicines, they have also been used to send messages to recipients in the old fashioned and almost lost language of flowers. 

Red roses of course are romantic love… and the more you send… well that’s all about how much you want to tell your beloved of your love. 

Pink Roses are also love, and they can be romantic … more timeless, eternal and family love. Friendship love and trusted and steady long term love…. Love Love Love…. 

White roses are about peace and purity, they are for baby showers, sending get well wishes, and for weddings. They are for your home to help the feeling of peace and purity.

Orange roses are for creativity, congratulations and for intensity and when something is super vibrant. They are for graduations, congratulations and for success on a project.

The yellow rose is about support, appreciation and platonic love. It is the symbol for Zonta International- a woman’s philanthropy organisation. So they say you did good things in a good way.

Now when we drink the tea or make the extractions, we are tapping into another side of roses that is also ancient and so good! 

Think antimicrobial and infection fighting actives to keep you strong and to protect your body from invading pathogens. Think emotional support and nervous system balancing, as well as anti-inflammatory and softening medicines. Yes the rose has it all. These are the traditional uses of roses and they are simply divine. Talk to us when we formulate your personal prescriptions and we can add in some rose if you like? 

The tea also tastes delicious. It smells like roses, it tastes like roses. Putting roses on your skin is also an ancient practice and as naturopaths, we love the sensation of roses on our skin, in bath salts, oils and creams. Rose is just perfect. 

We love roses and wanted to share this with you! Have a great day 

Love Dom xox 

Dom Liv Kimal

Dominique Livkamal is a well-known herbalist, naturopath, author and creator of ‘Medicine Room’, offering free community naturopathic clinics, handmade herbal medicines and beautiful body product collections.



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