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16 Uses And Benefits Of Rose Oil

Rose oil is an essential oil which serves the body with numerous health benefits. Rose is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world, and its essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of fresh Damascus rose, as they are the most fragrant species and are believed to be the original red roses having the strongest aroma and highest oil content.

16 Uses And Benefits Of Rose Oil

16 Uses And Benefits Of Rose Oil

Fights Depression

Rose oil helps boost self-esteem, confidence, and mental strength and effectively fights depression.(1) It can be given to patients with acute depression to bring about positivity in their lives. Rose oil proves to be very effective in driving away depression and anxiety.

Brings Down Inflammation

Rose oil helps in calming down a fever by slowing down inflammation. Any condition related to inflammation such as gout, arthritis, rheumatism, and fever gets better by using rose oil. It is also effective in inflammation caused by microbial infection, ingestion of poisonous material, indigestion, and dehydration.(4)

Helps in Treating Wounds

Topically applying rose oil keep the wound from becoming septic and developing infection.(3) A study showed that rose oil significantly promoted wound healing and effectively improved scars.

Rose oil surely is a very luxurious way to treat wounds.

Rose Oil Has Antispasmodic Properties

Rose oil has anti-spasmodic properties and helps in relieving the spasms in the respiratory system, intestine as well as limb muscular spasm.(2)

It is found effective in curing convulsions, muscle pulls, cramps, and spasmodic cholera.

Rose Oil Protects Against Viruses

Rose oil provides a shield against any type of virus and protects the body from various types of infections.(5)

It is not an easy task to get vaccinated against all types of viruses, therefore using an antiviral agent which can protect the body against all the mutations is wonderful.

Rose oil is one of the few essential oils which prove to have this property.


Rose is loved by all as it gives an immense feeling of love and pleasure. The basic element of this essential oil is rose. The very scent of which, help feel aroused and boost libido.

Rose oil can help reduce sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, frigidity, and general disinterest in sexual activity.(6)

Astringent Properties

Rose oil is also known for its astringent properties. It strengthens gums, hair roots, tones and lifts the skin. It protects against the loss of teeth and hair, development of wrinkles, loss of firmness of intestine and muscles of abdomen and limbs which is associated with aging. The astringent property of rose oil also protects against a certain type of diarrhea.

Eliminates Bacteria

Rose oil is a good bactericide and protects against various bacterial infections. It can be used in the treatment of typhoid, cholera, food poisoning and other bacterial infections.

It can help treat bacterial infection of colon, intestine, urinary tract and external infection on the skin, ear, eyes, and wounds.


Rose essential oil has antioxidant activity which helps skin with the healing process.(7) It helps in fading away of the marks of boils, acne, stretch marks, and surgery.

Blood Purification

Rose essential oil purifies the blood by removing and neutralizing toxins.(8) It also protects the body against serious conditions such as cancer and heart disease.

Regulates Menstrual Cycle

Rose oil stimulates the hormones and triggers menstruation and is effective for those suffering from obstructed and irregular menses.(9) It eases cramp, nausea, fatigue, and pain associated with menstruation and post-menopausal syndrome.

Prevents Excessive Bleeding

Rose oil speeds up clotting and blood coagulation and stops excessive bleeding.(10) It can be extremely beneficial in stopping bleeding after an injury or surgery.

Maintains Liver Health

Rose oil treats problems like an excess flow of bile, acids, and ulcers. It is good for the health of the liver.(11)

Rose oil helps keep the liver strong, functioning and protected against infections.

Relieves Anxiety

Rose oil protects the nerves and gives them the strength to bear the shock and protect them from disorders resulting from age and injuries. It acts as a nerve tonic and protects the hands from trembling and helps overcome anxiety.

Acts as a Cholagogue

Rose oil help promote the flow of bile from the gall bladder and regulate the acid level in the stomach and blood. This helps prevent acidity. It helps in digestion which further reduces the chances of constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and other serious conditions like colorectal cancer.

Uterine Benefits

Rose essential oil along with regulating menses, takes care of the other feminine problems such as uterine discharge, tumors, and bleeding.

It keeps the uterus functioning well even in advanced age, thereby delaying menopause.(12) This further reduces the associated problems of menstruation including mood swings, hormonal imbalance, bloating, cramping, and excessive bleeding.

Along with all the above benefits rose oil helps in giving a shining, fresh, and youthful skin. It promotes circulation and takes care of the heart. It is a must add-on to the healthcare regime.

Sheetal DeCaria, M.D.
Sheetal DeCaria, M.D.
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Sheetal DeCaria, M.D. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:October 12, 2019

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