French rose (Rosa × gallica)

« 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): French rose


Family: Rosaceae


Origin: southern and Central Europe


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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