Rose Day 2018: Did you know that rose petals can help you lose weight?

New Delhi: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s that time of the year again – spread the ‘Love’ – whether you love it or hate it. Usually, lovebirds around the globe express their love on this day through flowers, chocolate, jewellery, greeting cards, etc. Valentine’s week begins with Rose Day, which marks the beginning of the festival of love and is celebrated on February 7 every year. Picking a rose for your someone special may be the best way to romanticise this special day – and of course, what better way than this health gift?

So, on this special occasion, we bring you a list of incredible health benefits of rose that are not known to many people. Both rose petals and rose hips are popular with home cooks and professional chefs alike. But did you know that these beautiful, aromatic decorative pieces can also aid in weight loss? A cup of rose tea can benefit your health in a number of ways, from treating period pain in women and piles to a sore throat.

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How do rose petals aid in weight loss?

Including rose petals in your diet can help you shed those extra pounds from your body and get back in shape. Basically, petals contain about 95 percent water, their nutritional value is limited and their calorie count is also low. Not just that, the petals also contain some vitamin C, which not only helps your body to function properly but also aids in weight loss. Besides, rose petals have laxative and diuretic properties, which can help you clear the stomach, remove toxins from the body and improve metabolism and digestion. This eventually helps you lose weight effectively. It is said that roses are used in Ancient Chinese medicine to treat digestive disorders, the pain from injuries and menstrual irregularities.

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And here’s how to use rose petals to lose weight

Take about 10-15 rose petals and put them in a glass of boiling water. Boil till the water becomes a little pink in colour. You may add a pinch of cinnamon powder and honey according to your taste. Now, your magic potion is ready to drink. You can use this mixture as a herbal tea regularly and see the change.

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