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Friday, February 8, 2013

Re: [AlternativeAnswers] The Psychological Aspects of Rose


This is super interesting! I wonder how other scents would effect the
body/mind. I will be using rose oil in the near future. Thank you for the

On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:40 AM, Andrew Pacholyk yogiguruji@aol.com> wrote:

> **
> Good Morning!
> The Psychological Aspects of Rose
> I am often drawn to the psychological aspects of any healing modality and
> essential oils are no different. Roses represent Love, Trust and
> Self-Acceptence. Originally from Asia, there are some 250 species with over
> 10,000 hybrid varieties. Only three can be distilled for their aromatic
> perfume. Rosa Gallica (French Rose), Rosa Damascena (Damask Rose) and Rosa
> Centifolia (Cabbage Rose). It is the Bulgarian Damask Rose that gives the
> finest quality of distilled essence or "Otto".
> Since it takes about 120 lbs or 60,000 roses to be distilled down to 1
> ounce of Rose Otto, it is reasonable to see why it is such an expensive
> essential oil. Rose Absolute, created by using a solvant in the process of
> distillation, allows for this oil to be significantly less expensive and is
> used by the perfume industry. Often blended in a base of jojoba or
> sunflower oil, Rose Absolute is what is often sold by most essential oil
> companies.
> A gentle Heart tonifier, Rose's psychological properties play mostly upon
> it effects on the mind. The mind, which is the center of our emotional
> being, extends it's energy to the heart. Rose oil calms, nourishes and
> supports the heart and helps restore a sense of well being. Rose oil can be
> very beneficial in helping with anxiety, palpitations and insomnia. The
> compassion of the Rose is seen through it's ability to heal emotional
> wounds. When loss, rejection or sorrow has injured our capacity for
> nurturing and self love, Rose oil brings a sweet and gentle comfort,
> binding the "heart strings" from the Heart to the Mind. In cases of a
> broken heart, injured from abuse or hurt, Rose oil can reach deep to warm
> the soul again and touch the deepest despair, restoring the trust that
> makes it possible to love again.
> In Traditional Chinese Herbology, Mei Gui Hua (Flos Rosae Rugosae) is
> looked at in a beautifully poetic manor. Rose buds regulate the Qi Energy
> and harmonize the connection between the Spleen and Liver, soothing
> distention, pain, fullness and indigestion. Roses are also utilized in a
> tea for mildly moving Qi related to Menstrual Disorders. The Heart which is
> Yin, is paired with it Yang channel, the Small Intestines. It is stated
> that when emotional problems of the Heart take over and become excess in
> nature, we tend to see Urinary tract infections in the lower portion of the
> body. Roses were called the "Queen of Flowers" by the Greek poet Sappho.
> The exquisite fragrance, sweet aroma, blushing colors and considerably
> therapeutic effects, ensures its special place in the perfumery and
> medicinal Materia Aromatica that is no less revered today!
> Rose:
> Botanical name: rosa damascena
> Use: fights infection, reduces inflammation, relieves muscle spasms.
> Increases urination, bowel movement, regulates menstruation. Calms
> nerves, decreases depression, stimulates sexual desire.
> Perfume Note: Base
> Blends well with: Jasmine, Fennel, Vetiver, Geranium, Clary Sage
> Source: flowers
> Production method: steam distillation
> Aromatherapy benefits: relaxing, soothing, sensual
> Aroma type: sweet, floral
> Safety Information: nontoxic, non irritant.
> Andrew Pacholyk, MS L.Ac
> http://www.peacefulmind.com/aromatherapy.htm
> Therapies for healing
> mind, body, spirit

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