- Common Name: Red rose
- Latin Name: Rosa centifolia
- Origin: India
Red Rose Petals are not just decorative or a symbol of love.
Red Rose Petals are used for tonics and gargles because of their astringent properties. The oil from the red rose petals is used to relieve headaches, insomnia and nervous tension. The petals contain quercitrin, volatile oils, and coloring agents. Red rose petal tea is mild and quite lovely.
Chef Tip: Toss some red rose petals with fresh fruit and sprinkle with freshly squeezed lime juice. Enjoy!