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A Rose is A Rose in Rose Petal Honey

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In the herbalist world, rosehips get all the spotlight. Rosehips are the fruit of the plant, available in late fall or winter. But in summer, you can still partake in roses! After searching through six of my herbalism books, I finally found rose petals in two foraging books. Why is there a shortage of information? Fresh rose petals have so much to offer! We are nearing the end of rose petal season, but you can still enjoy their delicious beauty before rosehips are here!



Wild or domestic, a rose is a rose is a rose! Roses from your rose garden are technically edible as long as you don’t spray them! Remember, even in your own garden, to leave some alone (then, come fall, you can have rosehips too).

What can rose offer?
Roses are a heart herb. They heal both emotionally and physically (licked rose petals make the best natural band-aid). Rose petals and buds are a great source of iron and Vitamin C. If you are looking for a refreshing drink, try sprinkling their petals in ice water. Or for s…