Rose Petals

Harvesting and drying out some of the abundance from the Wishing Wellness Garden.

Rose petals are used to make rosewater using a distillation process- Rose water can be used as a facial mist and in recipes. Rose petals are also great in teas. Adding rose tea to your health regimen may help treat arthritis, menstrual cramps, flu, cold, digestive difficulties, bronchitis, depression, insomnia and many other chronic diseases. Unlike rose hip tea, which is made from the fruit of the rose plant, this tea is derived from the whole blossoms or petals.

Using fresh lemon leaves and macerating them with fresh rose petals makes for a great tea as well.