How to Use Wild Rose Petals? If You want to find roses in the wild You must know some about them. Wild rose petals can be used for food, body products, and healing remedies.
1. Wild Rose honey, rose vinegar & heavenly elixir
There are over 2,800 plants in the rose family Rosaceae. Some you might recognize are: peaches, plums, almonds, apricots, cherries, strawberries, quince, hawthorn, rowan, blackberries, raspberries, Lady’s Mantle, Ocean spray.
Roses are not just pretty and edible, though we love them for these reasons, they are also useful medicine for first aid and long-term situations.
When you taste rose petals or rose hips you’ll first notice the astringency; that is the dry puckering sensation in your mouth. This points to the styptic and wound healing action of plant. Use the petals to clear up inflamed skin or skin that has been torn, injured, or otherwise irritated.
I like to make rose oils (I mean macerated oils, not essential oils) and use this as the base of my face creams and salves for such skin conditions.
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2. Four recipes for homemade rose remedies
June is rose season. From the old cultivated roses that crowd our back walk, to the wild pink roses along our road, and the smaller white blooms in the neighbor’s pastures, they’re a sight–and a smell–to behold.
Rose remedies are (emotional) heart remedies. During times of grief, trauma, fear, and transitions they can be a soothing comfort. These remedies do not stand-alone, of course, but represent one more piece in your healing journey. Rose also provides an energetically protective space in which to process, grieve, and heal.
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3. How to make and use rose infused honey
Posted By Michelle Van Doren, M.S., R.D. Tags rose infused honey
Tranquility, love, and contentment are some of the emotions triggered when inhaling the beautiful aroma of the humble rose.
For thousands of years, roses have been powerful symbols associated with love and beauty. Not only are roses an elegant way to say “I love you,” but they offer extraordinary health benefits, both for our bodies and spirits. A wonderful way to enjoy the beauty, aroma, and beneficial properties of the rose is to create a simple rose infused honey.
Let me share the wonders of the rose—the history, magic, and power of the rose, varieties used for making herbal preparations, how to create a simple rose infused honey, and ways to use rose-infused honey.
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4. Wild Rose Petal Mead Recipe
This Wild Rose Petal Mead Recipe was part of the Cauldrons and Crockpots ‘Wild Things Round Up’. Each month they choose a different wild food and participants write in with their scrumptious recipes. I highly recommend you check this out!
Harvesting wild roses is easily one of my favorite activities. I head out on a warm summer morning, smelling the roses before the briars come into view, and then quietly pluck the petals while bees buzz through the thickets. Then I head home with a basket of rose petals, practically swooning from the heady scent that then fills the kitchen.
Making medicine with roses leaves me with luxurious honeys and elixirs and other treats that money just can’t buy.
This year I wanted to try something new with our wild roses and mead seemed like a lovely endeavor. I basically adapted my dandelion flower wine recipe for wild rose petals. You can see a video of the dandelion flower wine here.
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5. Rose Petal Remedy (Rose Oxymel)
Roses are not only edible, but are traditionally used for the following health benefits as well. They are:
. nervine (beneficial to the nervous system)
. emotion balancing
. helpful for PMS & menopausal symptoms
In the past, I’ve written about how you can make Rose Glycerite and Whiskey Rose Cough Remedy, but today I want to talk about how you can use your roses plus two more simple ingredients to make your own Rose Petal Remedy, or oxymel.
“Oxymel” is just another name for a sweet and sour herbal syrup. They’re excellent for all types of respiratory conditions and sore throats. If you’re interested in learning more about them, you might want to read this post: How to Make Medicinal Vinegars & Oxymels.
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6.12 Ways To Use Rose Petals in the Kitchen
by DANA VELDEN
Where I live on the West Coast, the roses are in the peak of their first bloom, and their heady, delicious scent and bright blossoms are everywhere! Soon this lovely, intoxicating event will spread across the country.
While roses are pretty to look at and sweet to smell, they also can be delicious to taste. Used in many Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines, roses make sweet, floral preserves and vibrant garnishes.
Read on for 12 ways you can use fresh rose petals in the kitchen.
From The Kitchn
From Around the Web
Rose Petal Jam 1 – Emiko Davies
Rose Petal Jam 2 – Rose Petal Jam
Candied rose petals – Food & Wine
Rose petals in a salad – Healthy Green Kitchen
Rose Milk from India – eCurry
Rose Cupcakes – Paris Loves Pastry
Rose Petal Custard – Epicurious
Persian Stuffed Squash with Rose Petals – Epicurious
What are your favorite ways to use fresh rose petals?
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