The valuable properties of damask rose
The Queen of flowers has countless faces. We have presented some rose varieties . Today it is about a proud representative of the genus of the Roses – the damask rose. It is used widely in cosmetics namely thanks to their heavenly scent and extremely high content of essential oil. This rose was the name of the city of Damascus, called Syria. It is believed that the Crusaders brought them to Europe. Another theory says, the damask rose should have been popular with the Romans and they brought with them to England. The latest studies prove, however, that the rose is a hybrid is and come from the central regions of Asia. Some of the largest cultivation areas with damask rose are currently in Bulgaria. Even more specifically in the famous Rose Valley. The rose-picking season is celebrated every year in Bulgaria. Adorned with colourful costumes, with rose garlands, people pick the precious rose and sing and dance to the cheerful folk rhythms.
Gorgeous, fragrant flowers
The damask rose is actually a shrub that is 1.5 to 3 meters high and has flexible branches. Sitting at which many reddish, hook-type barbed. The grey-green leaves are slightly arched and the fine, but rich rosernen flowers hang down. The long sepals are typical. The fruits themselves become pitcher-shaped hips. The rose-picking season is in May and June. As the oil content of the flowers is greatly reduced when the heat usually starts the harvest before sunrise.
Romantic inspiration in the summer
The damask rose has a wide application in cosmetics. The rose oil, which is one of the most expensive essential oils at all is the most valuable. To win a liter rose, you need four to five tons of flowers. It is often used as one of the main ingredients of fine perfumes. Also the rose water is produced from the rose, is a popular home remedy for 3000 years. Not only hands have been washed with this, but also the face and small babies. Nowadays, the roses are made also bath salts and scented soap. A healthy and very popular food in many southern countries is the rose jam, which you can enjoy for breakfast.
The rose can be described as a panacea. Some of the most important areas of application are: bronchitis, dry, stressed skin, ulcers, heart problems, depression, anxiety. The essential oil is applied also at birth. It supports the relaxation due to its harmonizing effect. With her sort – of damask rose – proves not only when it comes to beauty, the Queen of flowers again as indispensable but also to health and harmony. The wonderful smell and the valuable essential oils invite again us into the Kingdom of roses.
The precious blossoms are harvested by hand
Rosa Damascena Aurora
Lush green and a delicate pink
Aromatic beauty in the Rose Valley, Bulgaria
The harvest has already started
A girl in traditional dress adorns the baskets of fresh rose petals
The rose pickers wear beautiful flower garlands
Even older women take part in the harvest
The noble material must be processed
Every year also a Queen is chosen at the Festival of roses in Bulgaria
A face mask made of roses has antiseptic and soothing
Homemade bath salts with dried rose petals
The rose water and its universal properties
The essential rose oil is the secret of many expensive and popular perfumes
Make your own roses SOAP
Eat healthy rose jam for breakfast