Good Monday Morning!
I wanted to start off this week’s wonderful blog hop with a little herbal tidbit about one of my favorite herbs to use with kids, roses! Of course Summer is a wonderful time to collect and use fresh rose petals yet even during the cold of Winter we can enjoy the bounty of roses by using dried petals and fruits (hips). Roses are great for supporting immunity and lung health. They bring a ray of happiness to folks feeling sad in the during gloomy months of late Winter. Plus they are great for crafting with!
Rose Petals and Hips
Roses, in their beauty, open the heart and speak of love. Yet they offer so much more than meets the eye. The petals are edible and are lovely added to salads, desserts and even made into rose butter. They also make a tasty tea (use fresh or dried) that I have found to be quite popular with children. All that deliciousness brings with it immune enhancing properties as well as soothing coolness for the urinary system, nervous system and heart. The petals ease cold and flu symptoms and lung congestion increasing lung strength and vitality. Roses are also helpful in cases of pms and fullness in the pelvis. Emotionally roses sooth broken hearts and aggravated nervous systems. Rose hips, the fruit of a rose, are very high in Vitamin C. They make a tasty sweet sour addition to teas and foods helping to prevent infections. I love to soak the hips in apple juice until they are soft and use them as jam on my kids’ PB & J.
Be sure to use organic roses that have not been sprayed!
Roses are often heavily sprayed so be sure to use organic roses.
Find this and more information about other amazing herbs in my Materia Medica section.
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Last weeks most popular posts were:
Rose Face and Body Cream by The Nerdy Farm Wife
Contentment and the Zen of Granny by Granny’s Vital Vittles
Natural Up-Cycled Holiday Decorations by Wildcraft Vita
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