I've been fighting a bad bug over the last few days. Fever, chills, wheezing and a bad cough. Fortunately, the husband was able to take leave to care for me so I have been sleeping a lot and trying my best to recover. I rarely fall ill but unfortunately, this bug hit me pretty bad.
My first instinct is always to head for modern medicine and rarely would I take a second look at herbal remedies. So I have been prescribed my pills and cough mixture and have been taking it fervently.
They say the best way to get better is to sleep. So I have been sleeping a lot but there is only so much sleep that a body can take. So during my waking moments, I've been surfing the net and enjoying reading the different travel diary entries written by my friends.
Reading their stories led me to to recall stories that I heard in Australia about how the indigenous people would crush the petals of a pink flower to chase mosquitos away. I guess no one had invented insect repellant then and they obviously figured out a natural recipe that worked for them.
Also while I was at Rapid Creek Market, I had purchased a tiny packet of organic dried rose petals. I wasn't completely sure what I was going to do with it but I love the idea of mixing up flowers with food and I knew I would find ways to use it.
Now you know what they say about ideas, it is often a collision of thoughts floating about.
Since I was in bed and had loads of time on my hands, I decided to google more about rose petals as a natural remedy. Hmm, perhaps it wasn't just decorative and perhaps they might be useful for something.
As it turns out, rose petals are great for loads of stuff. Like sore throats, insomnia, chapped lips, dry skin, elimination of waste through the kidneys etc. So this morning, I decided to make a cup for myself to soothe myself as I try to get some work done. It was fragrant and soothing and delightful to drink. Whether it works or not, I can't tell yet but I am happy to give it a try for a while more.
Here's the Recipe if you want to try it.
Rose Tea Recipe
1 tsp dried rose petals (pesticide-free)
1 cup warm water (not boiling)
Instructions : Add the water to the rose petals. Allow it to simmer for a few minutes and then slowly enjoy the warm tea.
Have you tried any home remedies using rose petals before? If so, where do you purchase your rose petals?