Rose water is a liquid made from water and rose petals. It is used as a perfume due to its sweet scent, but it has medicinal and culinary values, as well.
The skin is the largest organ in the body and acts as a barrier against UV radiation, chemicals, and other physical pollutants. The antioxidants in rose water protect the cells in the skin against damage.
The inhalation of rose water vapors has been traditionally used as a way to improve a person’s mood. Research has shown that rose water has antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties. It is believed to induce sleep and to have a hypnotic effect similar to that of the pharmaceutical drug diazepam.
The ingestion of rose water has also been shown to have beneficial effects on the digestive system. It works by increasing bile flow, which helps symptoms of common complaints, including bloating and upset stomach.