Rosa Damascena

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"In today’s world millions of people lead a low quality of life, or even lose their lives because of highly expensive medical treatments. Cheap and accessible treatments, on the other hand, protect the continuity of human life and thus protect the health of societies. In this context, various treatment methods have been researched and the importance of herbal and plant based treatments have emerged. As a part of herbal and plant based treatments roses, which are relatively easy to grow and process, have attracted great attention. There are about 1300 species of rose. Among these, Rose Canina, also known as rosehip, and the pink, layered and aromatic Rosa Damascena, also known as “Isparta Rose” have emerged in importance as they are actively used in various treatments. Researchers have found that roses have 89 active, beneficial ingredients. The flower drums and petals are used in the treatment process. With Rosa Canina the flower drums are used. In a recent research, it was found that rose petals contain antioxidant agents. Rosewater, which is thought to nurture the soul with its fine aroma, is used in treating patients with nausea, palpitations, fainting and vertigo. We are informed that with the tasting of the plant nausea and vomiting is reduced and with drinking its water the stomach is given extra strength. Rosewater, which helps reduce headaches, also has positive effects on the workings of the brain, helping the faculty of cognition. We are also informed that rose water vapour helps in the treatment of eye diseases. Roses are also used in the treatment of mental illnesses since they are pleasant flowers."
Filiz ÇETİNKAYA KARAFAKI*1,Levent KARAFAKI
Niğde Üniversitesi

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