It’s love month and I’ve got roses on my mind! What about you? If so try this delicious herbal recipe that calls for only two simple ingredients, roses and honey!
Did you know that roses are actually powerful plant medicine? Their actions are analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, astringent as well as being highly effective nervines. Roses have a cooling energy and have historically been used to help ease headaches and other inflammatory conditions.
For the skin they can tighten and heal tissue. Infuse petals into honey and you have a super effective first aid treatment for skin abrasions or drop a spoonful in some tea for a calming effect on your nervous system.
•1 cup fresh rose petals (or 1/2 cup dried rose petals)
•1 cup honey
*Combine rose petals and honey together and place into a double boiler for 15 minutes over low heat for the quick method or for the slow method combine petals and honey into jar and allow to infuse for 2-4 weeks. No need to strain, you can eat the petals right along with the honey!
Interestingly enough Roses were grown in Medieval gardens not for their beauty but for their medicinal properties. Today they seem to be grown for the opposite reason because so many are unaware of the health benefits they hold. Another simple way to use rose petals is to throw them in a cup of tea. They don’t have to even be dried. Just go out to your garden and grab some petals. My favorite tea combination using them is with earl grey. This lovely duo is available in the apothecary shop too!