Buds / Petals
Common Names: Rosa Spp (Centifolia, Gallica, andDamascena are the most common varieties), Provence Rose, French Rose, Cabbage Rose, Red Rose, and Pink Rose.
Scientific Name: Rosa Gallica & Rosa Centifolia
Common Uses: Rose petals have sedative, antiseptic,antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory, laxative,cholesterol-lowering, and heart-supportive properties. An ointment called “Rosalin” was tested against several microorganisms with positive results, particularly thetreatment of acute radiodermatitis and radionecrosis. It also showed benefits for cancer patients receivingradiation therapy. Psychological studies indicate thatrose oil can induce “sweeter dreams” and increaseconcentration and rate of work capacity.
*Warnings: Avoid taking rose oil internally if you havegallstones. Potpourri and perfume do not present a problem.
Origin: Shaanxi, China