Latin name: Rosa damascene, Rosa centifolia
Sanskrit/Indian name: Satapatri, Satapatrika
Identified by its pleasing aroma, Persian Rose was introduced to the Middle East more than 800 years ago. Persian Rose water and oil have a number of therapeutic benefits that have been documented in various medicinal Middle Eastern texts.
Persian Rose water is a used in beauty treatments as it hydrates, softens and promotes skin healing. Recent studies have shown that Persian Rose oil is beneficial in delaying premature skin aging.
Persian Rose water is rich in flavonoids and vitamins, including A, C, D, E and B3, which give the flower its antibacterial, soothing, healing and antiseptic properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- Persian Rose water is a cooling agent for eyes and skin.
- The flower, when used in hair care products, increases blood flow to the scalp. This action nourishes and strengthens hair follicles, which prevents hair loss.
- Peppermint is also helpful in treating respiratory disorders. It functions as an expectorant in bronchitis.
- Persian Rose oil and water are used in various skincare products as it is known to restore skin vitality.