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Rose has a long history of use medicinally. Pliny the Elder (23-79 CE) described rose petals as:

Astringent; the petals, flowers and heads are useful in medicine. 

The NUDE Chocolate team decided to add Rose to the SOUL bar because of its color, flavor and link to its emotional ability to help people.

Throughout many cultures Rose has often been associated with and strongly symbolizes to love. Rose petals thrown at a wedding is one such ritual and symbolistic gesture. An effect from rose has been likened to ‘receiving a hug’. There are no scientific studies done on this effect, However in history it is well documented that the use of rose helps people to process emotions including grief and love. Our minds and bodies are one and our mind produces our emotional responses. 

Rose has had many studies done on its effect on the nervous system, which in turns helps keep our minds healthy and therefore the emotions we feel. Rose contains flavonoids that are thought to be what attributes to the anti depressant and anti anxiety effects of Rose, this effect may help us have a calmer mind and therefore process our emotions more effectively. Rose has a digestive smoothing ability this always helps us relax. In general it makes you feel better. 

The NUDE SOUL bar includes Rose for it’s relaxing, uplifting and soothing properties.

- By Natasha Lloyd (BS) Herbal Medicine,
Licensed Herbalist at NUDE LLC