Rose Otto (Rosa damascena)
Colour and Odour: The otto is pale yellow in colour and has a sweet, rich, deep floral-spicy aroma.
Properties: Cleansing, tonic, soothing, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
Circulatory System- Can help tone the blood vessels, cleanses the blood, can promote circulation; can help regulate the action of the heart. Good for anaemia.
Reproductive System-Can help ease premenstrual tension and painful periods.
Nervous System-Rose’s soothing action on the nerves can help promote good sleep.
Skin- Useful for all skin types but particularly so for mature, dry or sensitive skin with any redness or inflammation. Rose’s tonic and astringent effect on the capillaries can help reduce thread veins. It also rejuvenates and regenerates the skin.
Emotion- Rose is luxurious and sensual; it provides emotional comfort in times of turbulence. It soothes and calms and instils a feeling of peace and happiness.