Family: N. O. Rosaceae
Plant Portion: Flower and stems.
Extraction Method: Most common is steam distilled
Origin: Northern Persia, probably along the Caspian Sea.
Now grown all over the world.
Description: A well spread out flower that grows with
long stems in large clusters. The flower has been cultivated
to be any color, tradionally a deep red.
Color: The stems of the rose are a green color with many
thorns. The flower is deep red.
Historical Uses: We find that they are used primarily
as an annointing oil in ancient times. Though in the 18th and
19th centuurey in England, doctors were directed to use rose
essential oil medicinally for the preparation of an infusion
and a confection.
History: We find the word rosa
comes from the Greek word rodon (red). The history of the rose
is as long as human history itself. Homer's has allusions to
it in the
" Iliad and Odyssey" and there are also refernces
to it in the bible "the rose of Jerico". In England
the` ancient and well known "Order of the Rose" is
one of several orders with the word used in the title. The petals
have been used in every type of ceremony from weddings to annointing
rituals. Ancient Romans would expect to have rose petals floating
in their Falernian wine.
Mixes with:Orang , Violet, Jessamine,d
Orris root, Cinnamon, Musk, Angelica root, Cloves (carnations),
Lavender, Heliotrope, Mignonette, Rosemary , Bay , Laurel, Marjoram,
Balm of Gilead ,Bergamot, Balm, Pineapple, Peppermint.