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Japanese rose (Rosa rugosa)

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Japanese rose (Rosa rugosa) flowers and leaves

« Rose is one of those heart herbs known to bring spiritual joy due to its beauty and smell. However, despite its fame as a love symbol, the educated awareness regarding its medicinal benefits is still at a very low level »

Common name(s): Japanese rose, beach rose, rugosa rosa, Ramanas rose
Family Rosaceae
Origin eastern Asia
Parts used aerial parts, seeds
Constituents vitamins (A, C, B, E, caretonoids), polyphenols, enzymes, minerals, antioxidants, flavonoids (myricetin, quercitin), fatty acids (triterpenoic acids, ursolic acid, oleanolic acid and betulinic acid), polysaccharides, lycopene
Therapeutic actions antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, hepatoprotective, anti-ulcerogenic, antimicrobial, antimycotic, antidepressant, nervine
Organs or systems affected respiratory system, blood, gastrointestinal system, kidneys, bones, central nervous system, liver, skin
Main medicinal uses
  • reduces fevers
  • promotes blood circulation
  • treats digestive issues
  • ameliorates osteoporosis
  • inhibits arthritis symptoms
  • helps reduce epilepsy seizures
  • fights depression
  • Counterindications Generally considered safe to consume in normal daily amounts in food or herbal teas. Avoid consuming during pregnancy.



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