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Rosa - Rose

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Rosa rubiginosa, rose

Rose is a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa. It is in the family Rosaceae. There are over a hundred species and thousands of cultivars.


Gall bladder, Dry scaly skin, Bronchial infections, Dermatitis, Eczema, Hemorrhage, Liver problems, Nausea, Sore throats

Parts Used

Dried flowers.

Chemical Composition

Rich in vitamins. Sugars such as glucose, fructose, xylose, sucrose, non-volatile acids such as citric acid, such as quinine acid. flavonoids such as quercetin,isoquercetin and with a variety of quality yellow pigments such as Phytoxanthine,Rubixanthine,Lycopene,etc.Leaves contains isoquercetin.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Gulabihuvu, Panniru
Hindi Gulab, Sudburg
Malayalam Panniruppu
Tamil Pannirpu
Telugu Pannir roja, Gulaabi poovvu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Atimanjula, Lakshapushpa
English Rose


Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.



Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent), Madhura (Sweet)


Laghu (Light), Snigda (Slimy)


Sheeta (cold)


Madhura (Sweet)


Kapha, Vata, Pitta



Small shub



Kind Shape Feature
Simple alternate Leaves The leaves grow on alternate sides of the stem


leaf Water drops at Leaf of rose.JPG Water Drop on rose leaf.JPG


Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long Yellow 5-20 Flowers Season is June - August

leaf Bouquet de roses roses.jpg Red Rose.jpg


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Before rose planting, prepare a small pit (30×30 cm) to accommodate the earth ball of a new plant.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tall grasslands, Clay soils, Well-drained soil.

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