Friday, June 17, 2011


Roses are in bloom and they are gifting us beautiful scents and gorgeous colors. One of my favorite and most used essential oils is Damask rose oil.  I often place a few drops of Damask rose (Rosa Damascena) essential oil along Pericardium channel and specific points when my patients are sad, anxious or in need of emotional support for the Heart.
Rose oil also benefits mature and dry skin as it is an emollient, it also helps to heal broken capillaries.
In Chinese herbal medicine, Mei Gui Hua (Flos Rosae Rugosae) is catagorized as an Herb that Regulates Qi. According to the Benksy Materia Medica, they are sweet, slightly bitter and warm, and they enter the Liver and Spleen channels. In herbal formulas, they promote the movement of qi, harmonize the blood and disperse stasis.
The astrological association is Venus and the elemental association is water. In ancient Rome, the feast of Rosalia was celebrated in honor of Venus, rose petals often lined the streets during this celebration.

No comments:

Post a Comment