Rose medicine for immunity and winter wellness

Hello and welcome to my blog today.

We love roses and today I wanted to highlight some of their awesomeness to you! 

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The aroma of rose has been associated with peace, tranquility, happiness, love, affection, softness, joy and of course roses are connected to every important ritual and occasion that requires flowers all over the world.

The Otto rose is famous for its exotic beauty and supreme pricing as the most expensive rose oil in the world. The Rose hip has become such a powerful medicine for many people all over the world to boost immunity, strengthen the body, fight colds and flus, offer nutrients and also to soften the heart and heal the emotions. 

This stunning picture of " Les Roses Paris" was drawn in 1824 by Redoute a famous botanical artist.

 Roses are used in all kinds of ways with foods and medicines. 

Rosehip tea is super delicious and healthy

You can simply make a rose petal tea from the garden by pouring hot water across the fresh petals. The aroma is instant and once infused rose petal tea tastes amazing. The health benefits of rosehip tea are rich in antioxidants, aids weight loss, reduces inflammation and pain and helps keep your immunity strong. 

Essential oils 

You can make oils from the petals and the rose hips. They are both high is nourishing oils for the skin and are very aromatherapeutic.  The essential oil is used to reduce anxiety and stress, ease pain and inflammation, and it has antimicrobial actions when applied topically to skin. 

Herbal extractions

Rose hips are used to make the herbal extraction and we use this in our Dispensary to add to your herbal formulas The benefits of adding rosehips to the blend are great when you suffer from arthritis, inflammatory pain, any digestive tract disturbances such as constipation or diarrhea, ulceration. And we use rose hip extract for any urinary tract problems and infections. We also add it to blends where you may need some emotional support and strengthening of immunity. It seams to be quite antimicrobial for digestive ailments. 

Cooking with roses.

I only really cook with roses on special occasions when we have an abundance of fresh petals, or when we add a drop of the essential oil onto your desert just before serving for the amazing aroma. When I do cook with roses its always a sauce and its mostly chocolate. I don't want to offend my vegetarian friends here, but an old french recipe is roasted duck with a dark chocolate and rose petal sauce that I just love making! Of course it involves the rose hydrosol water and that is used in the sauce and then we sprinkle some finely chopped rose petals as a garnish. It is delicious! 

My Grandma used to make rose cakes and she also used fresh and dried roses with marzipan which is a sweet almond paste used in French cooking as decorations on sweet foods and made into little treats! 


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During this time we will look after our current patients and clients. However you do need to contact us vis phone or email on the days we are open. 

We are Open Tuesday, Weds and Thursday each week only. Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday due to COVID19 restrictions and trading. 

The Eumundi markets gave us an update last week and said we should all be back there 11th July! So in the mean time, call us, email us and we are happy to help you with what you need! 

We welcome you to the following services now

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How to connect with us Open Tuesday to Thursday. 9am to 4pm when you don;'t want to make an appointment and you want us to help you. Its easy and fun! 


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Contact us directly for your herbal medicine repeats and new formulations in our free community clinic vis phone or email.   

Let us help you when you are busy, conscious of your health and wanting simple doable solutions. We can have you feeling well and vibrant with our consultations, conversations, herbal medicines and practical daily dietary solutions that are organic, natural and great value. 

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With love and blessings Dominique Livkamal  


Dominique is the author of two books The Wellness Zone 2nd ed and The magic of food as medicine.

She is a passionate wellness advocate. In 2012 she was awarded the Australian herbalist of the year and in 2015 made a fellow of the NHAA.

Dom holds a Masters in public health/health promotion, A  Bachelor or Health Science/ Complementary medicine. She is a qualified naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist . Dom also has a  Diploma in  Journalism, is a Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu practitioner and a student of life and wellness advocate. 

She is the founder of Medicine Room naturopathic herbal dispensary and organises wellness events.  Dom created High vibes on the mountain, she developed herbal first aid services and is a programmer for The Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!