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7 Benefits of Drinking Rose Water

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medically reviewed by Dr Godmi Tresa

Ruchika Sehgal

Updated on April 01, 2024

Ready to immerse yourself in the goodness of drinking rose water? Our blog will highlight valuable insights and practical tips for incorporating them into your daily routine. Join the adventure and discover how drinking rose water can be a rewarding experience.

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Rose Water Benefits: Unlocking the Potential

We all love flowers, don't we? They are associated with a feeling of freshness. But is that the only work they do? Let's talk about roses in particular. What are roses suitable for?

Let's understand it from the perspective of our Nirva Health Experts. Dr Israa, our senior Ayurveda expert, states," Rose petals are considered cooling in Ayurveda and are therefore excellent for balancing pitta dosha, the mind-body energy associated with fire and water. Pitta governs all heat in the environment (the hot sun, warm weather) and the body (your digestive fire and metabolism). When Pitta predominates outside or within, roses can help you restore balance. Their sweet, floral fragrance and flavour are cooling and soothing to mind and body alike." 

Can you imagine how adequate water made from these roses can be?

The fragrance and benefits of roses blended deeply with the nutrients and necessity of water. Amazing!! It's almost too good to be true. Hold on, though; don't be amused just yet! Rose water isn't just a fancy name; it also has excellent benefits for the human body. Specifically your skin and face! 

Here are some of the rose water benefits:

Calms Down Redness and Irritation in the Skin

Have you ever tried natural remedies like rose water for skin issues? If not, you must try rose water if you have skin redness and irritation. The calm, calm touch of rose water will undoubtedly give you relief. Its anti-inflammatory properties work magically for conditions like acne, rosacea and eczema.

Helps in Radiant Glow

Who doesn't like to have a glass-like skin shining and beaming with glow? Try this magical drink as a toner for that unmissable glow that surely will envy your gal pals. The natural properties of rose water help maintain the skin's pH balance, reducing excess oil and restoring moisture. The antioxidants in rose water help fight free radicals, enhancing that dazzling glow. With regular usage, stun your loved ones by looking refreshed and naturally radiant all day.

Enhances Skin Smoothness and Minimises Pores

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Unlock smoother skin and minimise pores with the antioxidant-rich magic of rose water. Packed with vitamins C and E and flavonoids, it's a natural solution for reducing wrinkles and age spots.

There are too many benefits of rose water for the face. Wow!!

Eases Throat Discomfort

Surprised? Yes, you read it right. Rose water is a potent drink that is good for the skin and can soothe sore throats. There is evidence supporting its use, so next time a cough or cold grips you, try this remedy.

Ensures Digestive Relief

Seems too good to be true. Apart from its delightful taste, rose water can be friendly to your problematic digestive system. Studies reveal that natural rose water and oils may be helpful in digestion.

Natural Relief for Headaches

Besides skin-related benefits, rosewater can also positively impact other aspects of the human body. Headaches have always been a pain to deal with. Sleep, switch off your phone, massage your head; nothing seems to help. Try rosewater, as its scent can relieve tension in the mind and relax muscles.

Helps in Alleviating Mood

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Did you know that rose water has cosmetic and culinary properties, as well as helping to lift one's mood and promote relaxation? It indicates rose water's positive impact on one's mental well-being.

The subtle fragrance of rose water helps release happy chemicals like serotonin and dopamine, which are associated with happiness and relaxation. Thus, it lifts your spirits high. 

Advantages of External Application of Rose Water

Externally, without consuming rosewater, it is still as effective for you! Applying or inhaling rosewater has a powerful impact, which can help transform you for the better. Some other advantages of rosewater externally are:

Helps Soothe Skin Irritation

The potent anti-inflammatory properties of rosewater cure acne and help soothe skin irritation and prevailing ailments.

Treats Infections

When applied to a wound, rosewater's antiseptic properties help cure minor cuts caused by bumping into something or scratching skin harshly.

Tones the Skin

You may be using a toner during makeup. And yes! Rosewater can also be a toner, giving your skin a natural glow. 

All of these aspects are crucial to one's life. You are staying physically fit, having restful skin, staying happy and enjoying hobbies you love. Rosewater helps enhance these experiences a lot. Try it for yourself and see how rosewater works wonders.

Potential Side Effects of Rose Water

While Ayurveda supports numerous benefits of rose water, it's essential to remember the proverb that excess of everything is terrible, and rose water is no exception. Despite its potential advantages, there are side effects associated with rose water. Overconsumption of rose water might lead to 

  • Allergic reactions, 
  • Potential interactions with specific medications, 
  • Effects, such as vomiting, nausea, and diarrhoea. 
  • Contaminants like bacteria, fungi, and heavy metals in rose water may be risky if ingested.

We advise a proactive approach. Always consult a healthcare professional before incorporating rose water as a dietary supplement into your routine to ensure safety and avoid potential damage. 

It's worth noting that while allergies to rose water are uncommon, skin irritation may occur when applied topically. 

How Can You Avoid Any Such Mishappenings?

  • You must go for a patch test before regular use. 
  • When choosing rose water for consumption, opt for the all-natural version over synthetic ones to avoid potential exposure to chemicals. 
  • Do not exceed the daily recommended glass when consuming rose water.

How to Make This Wonder Drink: Homemade Rose Water

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If you want to make rose water at home, you're at the right place! Making your batch of fresh rose water will give you confidence that whatever you use is pure.

Ingredients

  • 5-7 Stems of Organic Pink Roses
  • Water
  • Large Pot

Instructions

1. Start by plucking the rose petals from an organic stem and thoroughly washing them under warm water. 

Pro-Tip: Use organic roses to avoid harmful pesticides and other chemicals on the stems.

2. Put the rose petals in a large pot and cover them with water.

3. Boil the water and rose petals over medium-high heat. Once the water is boiling, cover the pot and reduce heat to a simmer.

4. Allow the petals to simmer for 30 minutes or until they lose their vibrant colour.

5. Strain the petals from the water with a strainer.

6. Pat your back; your homemade rose water is ready. Store your rose water in the refrigerator or a cool place. Your homemade batch should last between 1 and 4 weeks.

To Wrap Up

Rosewater is versatile and can treat most problems an individual might face daily. Explore the magic of rose water. Rich in antioxidants, it soothes skin, minimises pores, and promotes a radiant glow. It has numerous benefits, but be cautious and don't overuse it to avoid any skin irritation. Have you incorporated rose water into your skin routine?

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