A Rose By Any Other Name

 

I love drinking Rose Tea – it smells and taste…. like ROSES.  There is quite a bit of information about aromatherapy and the benefit of “roses” as a mood elevator.  We have often heard to “take time to smell the roses.” It seems there is actually a medical benefit to doing so. 

William Shakespeare was a fragrance lover. He wrote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

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According to Ashley Miller on Livestrong.com “Rose essential oil is frequently recommended by aromatherapist for its antidepressant and mood-boosting properties.”

 

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“People who are depressed seem to respond well to aromatherapy.”

PROF. YEHUDA SHOENFELD, a medical doctor at Sheba Medical Center in Israel 

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From MayoClinic – …some studies have shown that aromatherapy might have health benefits, including: relief from anxiety and depression and improved quality of life…

When you leave a place what kind of fragrance is left behind? How do you smell? Years from now, when your memory is evoked, what will you be remembered for? Do you have the fragrance of Christ in your life? “For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” 2 Corinthians 2:15

**As always – if you have a medical condition – please see your doctor. This blog is only my opinion and, also, includes excerpts from professionals and various sources.