The Healing Power of Rose


How To Use Rose For Emotional Healing

Rose is one of the most potent healing flowers. It is considered a universal symbol of the heart, and the sweet aroma is loved by many. You are likely familiar with the soothing properties of rose aroma, but there are some incredible medicinal properties as well. Read on to learn more about the emotional and physical properties of rose.


Flowers Open The Heart

Flowers bring us a deeper level of healing that work on more subtle aspects of our Being. Not only do they heal the physical body, but they extend into our energetic auras and resonate at a healing frequency that work on our emotional and spiritual body.

Rose teaches us to maintain an open, full, and strong heart - just like the soft, delicate, heart-shaped flowers - and yet to maintain proper boundaries, like her sharp thorns. Ruled by Venus, Rose helps us to stay open-hearted in all of our relationships; including our relationship to ourselves, to others, and to nature.

Perhaps one of the strongest plants ruled by Venus, her energetic make-up helps us to heal pain associated with past or current relationships. She helps us untangle our relationship cords, the energetic connections we form with people, when they get intertwined and messy. If we lack proper closure in a relationship that has ended, a part of our vital force is still connected with that person, especially when we hold negative emotions for them. Rose helps us undo these cords so we can reclaim our own energy and release attachment.


Her main evolutionary function is to help us love ourselves so that we can learn to love others. Rose opens the heart and teaches us to trust in the universal love that binds everything together, including our relationships to our loved ones, Nature and Creator. Her natural nervine qualities help us relax and connect with more ease.

According to Ayurveda, Rose cools the ‘pitta dosha’ which means it can help relax emotions such as anger or frustration, and gently guide us back to calmness and compassion. It is especially beneficial during the hot summer months for those that tend to get ‘pitta’ (fiery) imbalance, however, can be used throughout the year.

Physical Healing With Rose

Not only are roses powerful to help heal emotional trauma, but they’re very nutritive and loaded with Vitamin C, A and E, B-Complex vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

Many people are aware of the beautifying quality of rose and use rose water as facial sprays and masks, but taking it internally can also help to even out the skin tone and bring down redness. Rose is a wonderful beautifying herb both topically and internally.

  • Softens the emotional heart

  • Anti-depressant qualities

  • Beautifying

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • High in Vitamin C

  • Anti-Aging

  • Calming and anti-anxiety effects

  • Promotes restful slep

  • Helps one to connect to love more freely