Rose Honey from Bulgaria

If you’re used to honey always tasting the same, maybe it’s time for new, fresh taste experiences. If so, discover ROSOVA – divine mixture of honey and Bulgarian rose.

Rosa Damascenа is a kind of symbol of Bulgaria, exceptionally fragrant and cultivated for rose oil. To best assimilate the nutrients and benefits of roses we have created this method of preservation, mixing high quality limited honeys from Bulgaria, organic rose oils and other natural ingredients deriving from this magic plant. The end result is a delicious and healthy combination with creamy texture, associated with the delicate rose flavor.

Roses are one of many edible flowers available. The rose honey offering a special touch to dishes and indeed makes a lovely base for many delights crafted in the kitchen.

ROSOVA is really a culinary treat that touched the palate and the heart of Chef Frederic Jaunault – MOF Primeur in 2011, served as Chef internationally including the United States and Bermuda but also in major French houses as Ledoyen, the Plaza Athenee, Bernard Loiseau or Le Normandie in Deauville.

„For me, it is a source of culinary inspiration imbued with Bulgarian terroir. Explore subtle and surprising flavors with this creamy rose honey”, says Chef Jaunault.

Gastronomy is the art of making food that brings happiness.

Here are a few suggestions to use rose honey, some that may surprise and delight you:

  • Rose honey is a delicious and decorative topping for desserts;
  • Add to oatmeal or yogurt – a delightful taste of summer in winter months!
  • Serve on toast;
  • Add rose honey to teas for an uplifting aroma and for lifting your mood;
  • Enjoy a spoonful when you are feeling anxious or upset;
  • Share with those you love!

Roses have been adored for their beauty for thousands of years, but they are more than a pretty face and scent. These plants offer us extraordinary health benefits, both for our bodies and spirits.

Here’s what the science says:

In 2011, a scientific article was published in a journal with a very high impact factor – US National Library of Medicine to the National Institutes of Health. This article is a comprehensive review on pharmacological effects of Rosa Damascena.

The medicinal functions of Rosa Damascena are partly attributed to their abundance of phenolics compound. Phenolics possess a wide range of pharmacological activities, such as antioxidants, free-radical scavengers, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, and antidepressant”.

Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory and Antimicrobial effects

Authors suggest that Rosa Damascena can be considered as a medical source for the treatment and prevention of many free radical diseases. This plant has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effect wide spectrum antimicrobial activities. R. Damascena has a useful role in a variety of infective, inflammatory and degenerative ophthalmic disorders.

Anti-HIV effects

In this study, authors showed that combined effects of different compounds in the plant acting additively against different stages of HIV-virus replication.

Effect on cardiovascular

Recently, a new compound named cyanidin-3-O-β-glucoside was isolated from the buds of R. Damascena.

This compound can significantly suppressed angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) activity. Because ACE is a key enzyme in production of angiotensin II, R. Damascena may be effective to improve the cardiovascular function”, says the article.

Effects on CNS

Several pharmacological studies have been performed on R. Damascena to evaluate their effects on the central nervous system (CNS). Ethanolic extract of the flowering tops of R. Damascena has been shown to possess a potent depressant activity on CNS

Effect on respiratory system

Research about respiratory effect of R. Damascena is sparse and only our laboratory evaluated this effect”. Authors reported that the extracts of this plant significantly reduce coughs and have relaxant effect on tracheal chains.

Other effects

Based on many studies, the authors also state:

Recently, it has been reported that R. Damascena contains flavonoids. Therefore, it seems that these compounds have some role in the analgesic effect of the plant”.

R. Damascena has beneficial effects on the brain function such as treatment of dementia”.

It has been found that R. Damascena exert an anti-diabetic and anti-aging effects”.

Roses are believed to have the quality of gladdening and uplifting the mood because of its aroma, fragrance and odor. It has the virtue of relieving one from extreme stress and anxiety, as well as properties that calms and eases the mind. Can anyone truly feel sad when smelling a rose? Tranquility, love, and contentment are some of the emotions triggered when inhaling the beautiful aroma of the alluring rose.

What could be more lovely than the full blossom of a rose? A wonderful way to feel the beauty, aroma, and beneficial properties of the rose is to enjoy a sip of ROSOVA – distinctive, exceptional, alluring, collected the essence of Bulgaria in one scoop.