Inspired by Heidi’s blog today, I created my own rose petals hot oatmeal. I have always enjoyed drinking rose hip tea, but have never thought about putting rose petals in my oatmeal. What a subtle but beautiful flavour the rose has added to my oatmeal this morning.
I boil the oatmeal in almond milk, sprinkle some cummin, then crush some rose petals to mix with the hot oatmeal when the oatmeal is half-way done. Put in some blueberries and walnuts or almonds, and there you have it!
You can also blend oatmeal with rose petals, a little bit of rose water and honey for a facial mask filled with nutrients!
Roses have multiple benefits for human: they are very good for skin care, having antiseptic, tonic and astringent effects on the capillaries right underneath the skill to reduce skin redness; they are good for the nerves, and treatment of peptic ulcers, heart diseases, digestive problems and other conditions; they (rose hips) are a good source of vitamins A, B3, C, D and E, and contain bioflavonoids, citric acid, flavonoids, fructose, malic acid, tannins and zinc. Rose oil is great for aromatherapy, and rose hip tea is therapeutic.