Tehran, YJC. Head of Natural Essences Research Center says the damask rose is good for a number of diseases.
In interview with Mehr News Agency, Director of Kashan Natural Essences Research Center Dr. Abdolrasoul Ebrahim Abadi said "With activities carried out by the Kashan University Essences Research Center, there are two companies in the area producing damask rose essence.”
Providing comments on the quality of the essences he said "The ISO institute has got a standard specific to the damask rose. The essence produced at these two companies meets the standard.”
"The damask rose essence in special has some relaxing, anti-depression effect and some antioxidant effect,” he added.
Ebrahim Abadi further said "Usually the Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases are associated with oxidation in the brain. Since the damask rose essence has some antioxidant characteristics it can be effective in preventing these diseases.”
He added "Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are old-age diseases. The consumption of essence and rose water in food products like sweets, soups, and other kinds of food can prevent the occurrence or development of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.”