Rose petals are the leaves of the rose flower. Fresh or dried rose petals are edible, and are especially popular in the Middle East where they are used as a flavouring agent for many dishes. You can also make tea from dried rose petals or rose blossoms. Rose tea is a popular beverage in Persia and some other parts of the world. It is very rich in vitamin C and vitamin A, and contains a wealth of other beneficial compounds including polyphenols, antioxidants, and various minerals.
In traditional medicine, rose petal tea has long been used to remedy numerous health conditions from arthritis to cold and flu, and many other chronic illnesses. It is particularly popular as a tonic for women since it can help with menstrual discomfort, cramps, and mood swings. A tea from rose petals can also lift your spirits since it has natural mood-lifting, relaxing, and stress-relieving properties