Roses are often called the King of Flowers. They are a universal symbol of love and beauty, are edible, medicinal, and nutritional. Their roots, seeds, petals, flowers, buds, and fruits (rosehips) can all be made use of. Among their many medicinal properties they are known for their antiseptic, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, and blood cleansing abilities. They can be used internally or externally to treat a wide variety of physical and mental/emotional disorders.