How to use rose oil in your food to boost heart health
Using rose oil can improve your health, according to a study published Monday.
The findings were published in the journal Circulation.
The study, led by Dr. Yvonne Schmitz of the University of Texas Health Science Center, compared rose oil and a placebo in healthy adults with and without diabetes.
They found that people who used rose oil experienced a 20 percent decrease in the number of high blood pressure and a 10 percent reduction in the amount of LDL cholesterol.
This study is not intended to be definitive, but it did find an effect.
This is consistent with the theory that the antioxidants in rose oil might be responsible for these benefits, said Schmitze.
Rose oil has been used for thousands of years to treat digestive and immune system ailments, including asthma and chronic pain.
It’s been shown to reduce inflammation, blood sugar and inflammation in the digestive tract, but more research is needed to confirm its efficacy.