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7 health and beauty benefits of roses that will surprise you!

Did you know rose petals aid in weight loss, treatment of piles and lighten your lip colour?

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Have you ever wondered that a rose flower can actually shower you with numerous health benefits that you ever thought of? This flower exerts a positive effect on your body, mind and skin and has been used since ancient times. Apart from being a well-known beauty ingredient, you can use rose petals to spice up your sexual life, combat stress and lose weight naturally. Yes, it s true, here s how you can reap its wonderful health and beauty benefits.

#1 Aids in weight loss

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The rose petals contain compounds that improve metabolism in addition to clearing toxins from the body, thereby aiding in weight loss. Apart from this, eating a handful of rose petals satiates your senses and prevents you from eating more and thus, helps you lose weight in a natural way.

TIP: Add around 10-15 fresh rose petals to a glass of boiling water and wait till the water turns pink in colour. You can also add some honey and a pinch of cinnamon powder to this solution. Drink this tea regularly (preferably in the morning) to shed those extra flab!

#2 Acts as a natural aphrodisiac

Roses are not only a universal symbol of love but also a natural aphrodisiac. According to Ayurveda, rose petals are very effective in helping a person feel sexually active by acting on two essential doshas in our body, which in turn regulate heart, mind and the nervous system.

TIP: Pluck some petals, wash them well and eat every day. This will not only help you feel energized and revitalized but will also help you feel more sexually active. Here are 5 herbs will recharge your sex life!

#3 Relieves stress and depression

With fatigue and stress comes insomnia and restlessness that gives rise to irritability and frigidity. Rose petals and its essence can beat these symptoms too. According to a study conducted by the Department of Physiology and Pathology/LTF, University of Para ba-Caixa, rose essence when inhaled, has been known to produce a sedative effect.

TIP: Make a hot bath and sprinkle some rose petals in the hot water. The heat releases the fragrance of roses, infusing your bathroom with the scent of the flower and relaxing your mind and body.

#4 Helps to combat symptoms of piles

Yes, you heard it right. Rose petals act as a natural aid to treat piles. This is because, they are rich in fibre and water content and contain compounds that aid in digestion by flushing out toxins from the body. Moreover, they are quite effective against bleeding piles and act as an instant aid to combat pain. Here are top 9 natural remedies to combat symptoms of piles.

TIP: To a fistful of rose petals, add around 50 ml of water and crush them in a mortar and pestle till it forms a thick solution. Now, drink this solution on an empty stomach (especially in the morning) for 3 days to get rid of bleeding piles.

#5 Is a well-known astringent

Rosewater helps treat skin irritation on sensitive skin, balances out oily skin, softens and tones the skin. Along with being a good choice as an astringent, it serves as a great deep cleanser and toner and thus, make you look younger, naturally. As rose petals contain antioxidants and antibacterial compounds, they soothe the skin, providing relief from excessive irritation and itching.

TIP: A splash of rose water (especially after your routine skincare regime) gives a glowing effect and helps nourish the skin. However, do this regularly to see any results. Read more about 5 natural astringents.

#6 Used to treat acne naturally

If you are suffering from acne and are looking out for some natural aids to deal with it, then rosewater might help you out. Apart from being a good moisturiser, rose petals contain antibacterial properties helps to dry the acne. Also the presence of phenyl ethanol, an antiseptic compound, makes rosewater effective against acne.

TIP: Soak few seeds of fenugreek in water at night and make a fine paste by adding rose water. Apply this on your face, leave for 20 minutes and rinse with cold rose water. Here are 6 home remedies for acne scars that really work.

#7 Lightens your lip colour

Roses exert a stunning effect on your lips. They not only lend a pinkish hue to your lips but also make them soft as they moisturise the skin and enhance colour. Moreover, rose petals exfoliate your lips and make them look fuller.

TIP: Make a paste of fresh rose petals by adding a spoonful of milk cream (malai) and few drops of honey to the paste. Now, apply the paste to your lips. Allow it to stay for fifteen to twenty minutes and then wash it off with water.

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