Siddha/Tamil Iroja, Rajapoo.

Action Flowers梐 decoction is prescribed for inflammation of the mouth and pharynx, and ulcers
of the intestine. Powder of rose buttons and seeds梐stringent in haemorrhage and diarrhoea.
The flowers and leaves contain 1.3 and 8.5% of saponin respectively. Petels are reported to contain methionine sulphoxide.
Cabbage rose yields a volatile oil (0.2%) consisting mainly of citronellol, geraniol, nerol, phenylethanol, linalool and citral. It contains 15% tannins (oligomeric proanthocyanidins).
Dosage Dried flower𦠮 g powder. (API, Vol. III.)
Rosa chinensis Jacq.
Habitat Cultivated chiefly in Kannauj, Kanpur and Hathras.
English Bengal Rose, Monthly


Rosa centifolia Linn.

Family Rosaceae.


Rosa macrophylla Lindi. 555

Ayurvedic Taruni-Kantaka (nonclassical). (Flowers梒rimson or


Unani b Chini Gulaab. Folk Kaantaa-Gulaab.

Action Hips梐pplied to wounds, injuries, sprains and foul ulcers.
R. chinensis Jacq. and R. borboniana Desp. are synonyms of Rosa indica, found and cultivated throughout India. This variety is also known as Edward Rose or Kat Gulaab.

Rosa damascena Mill.

Family Rosaceae.

Habitat Cultivated chiefly in Aligarh, Ghazipur and Kannauj, grown in gardens throughout India.
English Damask Rose.
Ayurvedic Taruni. (Flowers梤ed, pink or white.)
Unani Gul-e-Surkh, Vard, Varde-Ahmar. Stamens梈ard-e -Vard. Fruit桪alik, Samar-ul-Vard, Smar-e-Gul.
Siddha/Tamil Irosa.
Folk Fasali Gulaab.

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