Jam from rose petals and its 7 useful properties that you probably never knew before

Roses give a delightful aroma, delight with a variety of colors, their petals are used in perfumes, cosmetology, medicine and nutrition. Of roses make essential oils, powders, rose water, decoctions, ointments and tinctures. And jams, preserves and jams from the petals are not only tasty, but also have an impressive list of useful properties. We will talk about this in our article.

Almost the entire periodic table is present in fresh rose petals

This is not just a loud statement. The chemical composition of rose petals is impressive:

  • vitamins C, E and K, vitamins of group B;
  • flavanoids;
  • carotene;
  • selenium;
  • iodine;
  • potassium;
  • calcium;
  • iron;
  • zinc;
  • magnesium;
  • manganese;
  • chromium;
  • phosphorus.

Even after making pink jam, most of the beneficial properties of fresh roses are preserved and have a beneficial effect on our health.

Rose petal jam has antifungal and antibacterial properties

Pink jam helps to cure or significantly alleviate the condition for diseases of the throat and bronchi - all kinds of bronchitis, laryngitis and pharyngitis. This effect is achieved due to the high content of essential oils in the petals.

An effective and tasty remedy for stomatitis

It’s hard to find a tastier cure than jam. In this case, it will be “cold” jam, or rather rose petals, grated with sugar or honey. It is enough several times a day to lubricate them in the mouth with a mucous membrane affected by stomatitis. Thanks to the antiseptic and antiviral properties of roses, sores and wounds heal quickly, no matter what pathogen stomatitis is caused by.

Pink jam has antiseptic properties

In addition to stomatitis, a sweet delicacy of rose petals when taken orally is a good prophylaxis of a stomach ulcer, relieves the condition of an irritated or inflamed intestine. With external use - disinfects and heals cuts and wounds.

Eating pink jam or jam in moderate amounts has a beneficial effect on the skin condition - dryness and the number of rashes decrease, the complexion improves. If at the same time do wipes or compresses with rose water, then the effect will be even more impressive.

Jam is full of flavonoids

Rose petals of various varieties contain different concentrations of flavonoids. The most famous of phenol-containing pigments: rutin and quercetin. These substances in combination with vitamin C strengthen capillaries, improve the elasticity of red blood cells and thin the blood, preventing the formation of blood clots, and are also used to treat cerebrovascular disorders and cardiovascular pathologies.

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In addition, phenol-containing pigments are strong antioxidants and are able to neutralize free radicals, which means they successfully fight aging.

Flavonoids in combination with tannins and polyphenols are the basis of tannins. Their effect is manifested in astringent properties, which is used in the treatment of intestinal disorders, wound healing, stopping internal and external bleeding, and carrying out measures of intoxication. Pink jam tannins give a tart shade and a slightly astringent taste.

There is vitamin B5 in the jam

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) in translation means "everywhere" because it is present in all cells. Part of the vitamin is produced in the intestines, the rest comes with food. Pantothenic acid is also present in pink jam and affects the body's processes as follows:

  • It helps to convert consumed foods into glucose, which is important for a person’s energy supply, especially in childhood;
  • breaks down proteins, fats and carbohydrates;
  • participates in the production of hormones;
  • synthesizes good cholesterol.

A sufficient amount of vitamin B5 in the body helps maintain mental health and vitality.

There are a lot of vitamin K in rose petals

Roses contain a fat-soluble vitamin in the form of K1 (phylloquinone). It is also called coagulation vitamin, since it is directly involved in the process of blood coagulation. In addition to this function, phylloquinone is involved in the saturation of bone tissue with minerals, promotes the combination of vitamin D and calcium. These his abilities are used to prevent rickets and calcium deficiency in the body.

With the help of roses, nature itself takes care of our health. Avicenna was one of the first to appreciate the strength of this plant and created from roses not only ointments and rubbing, but also useful and tasty recipes. Here is one of them:

  1. To make honey jam from roses, you need red rose petals. They must be washed in cool water, cut off the solid, light parts and spread on the fabric to dry.
  2. Then, in a convenient container, stretch the petals and add a little honey to mix well.
  3. Next, expose to the sun for 40 days in a glass or clay dish.
  4. Stir daily in the morning and evening. If necessary, add more honey.
  5. Then remove to a dark place and insist for six months. Do not remove the petals from the jam - without them, the mixture will ferment.

Such a treat will help to cope with fever and pain in the stomach.

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