Powers: Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love, Divination, Luck, Protection
Magical: Roses have long been used in love mixtures, owing the flower's associations with the emotions. A chaplet of roses worn when performing love spells, (remove the thorns), or a single rose in a vase on the altar, are powerful love-magick aids. Rose water distilled from the petals is added to love baths. Rose hips are strung and worn as love attracting beads. A tea of rosebuds drunk before sleep induces prophetic dreams. To discover their romantic future, women used to take three green rose leaves and name each for one of their lovers. The one that stayed green the longest answered the question of "which one?" Rose petals and hips are also used in healing spells and mixtures, and a rosewater saturated cloth laid to the temples will relieve headache pain. roses are also added to fast-luck mixtures and , when carried, act as personal protestants. Rose petals sprinkled around the house calm person stress and household upheavals. Roses planted in the garden attract fairies, and are aid to grow best when stolen.
Medicinal: Good for all infections and bladder problems. Helps combat stress. Particularly good for digestion and produce a diuretic effect without irritating the kidneys. Kidney stones or gravel; brier hips used as a preventative or arrestant. Use for kidney and bladder inflammations. By eliminating uric acid accumulations, brier hips help in gouty and rheumatic complaints. A decoction of crushed achenes is also sometimes used for fever and as a beverage tea. Rose hips enhance fruit dishes and drinks. Both the hips ant the petals are made into jellies.
Rosewater and glycerin, an old-fashioned cosmetic, but really is very effective. Use a rosewater-to-glycerin ratio between 50-50 and 75-25. Try candied rose petals. Infusion: use 1 to 2 tsp. hips (without seeds) with 1 cup boiling water. Decoction: use 1/2 to 1 tsp. powdered achenes with 1 cup water. Boil until 1/2 cup of liquid remains. Drink in the course of the day. Rose hip tea: Long served in northern Europe. Very high in vitamin C and good for daily use. The dried, finely chopped rose hips must be soaked in a small amount of water for 12 hours before using. The tea is made by simmering 1 tbsp. rosehips in 3 cups of water for 30-40 minutes. A small amount of dried hibiscus flowers makes a nice addition to this tea, giving it a lemony flavor and a very attractive burgundy color.
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All herbs and oils are intended for magical use only.
They are not intended for internal use.