ROSE ABSOLUTE (ROSE DE MAI), Rosa centifolia (Plant Family: Rosaceae)
Type of plant: A deciduous bush with thorny stems growing to 6 feet high with large fragrant solvent pink flowers that have very many petals.
Part used: Fresh flower heads
Method of extraction: Steam distillation, solvent extraction.
Therapeutic properties: Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, calmative,
cicatrizing, cytophylactic, hypnotic, nervine, sedative, tonic
Therapeutic uses: Infertility, menstrual problems, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, menstrual
cramp, abdominal cramp, circulatory problems, depression, anxiety, tension, phobias, nervous tension, stress-related conditions, scarring
Blends well with: Basil linalol, benzoin, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, carnation,
chamomile roman, clary sage, clove bud, coriander seed, fennel (sweet), frankincense, gera-
nium, ginger, jasmine, lemon, linden blossom, mandarin, may chang, neroli, orange (sweet),
palmarosa, patchouli, rosewood, sandalwood, tangerine, ylang ylang
Precautionary advice: No contraindications known