Roses can grow to many different heights. They often have stems with thorns and a beautiful scented flower. Roses have long been used for emotional wellbeing, an aphrodisiac, an antidepressant and a tonic to combat stress. They lower blood pressure, boost the immune system and have a calming effect. They are full of vitamin C and rich in anthocyanin helping to prevent cardiovascular disease.
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