Cabbage roses

The scientific name of Cabbage rose: Rosa centifolia

Name of  Cabbage roses in different languages:-

English: province rose, cabbage rose, or Rose de mai.

Sanskrit: Atimanjula, Mahakumari, Satapatri, Soumyagandha, Lakshapushpa, Sumana

Hindi: Gulab, Gulab-ke-phul, Fasti gulab, Sudburg, Bussorah,

Tamil: Irosa, Pannir, Pannirpu, Golappu, Rojappu, Rosa, Roja, Civappuroca, Arakkuroja

Malayalam: Rosa, Panineer poovu, Paninirpushpam

Plant description:

Rose plant is a spiny shrubby plant that grows up to 1.5 to 2 meters, the leaves are grayish green, arranged oppositely
impari-pinnate, with 5 to 7 leaflets, leaflets are ovate with toothed margin, apex tapered. Flowers are usually pink, colors vary from white to red, fragrant, and contain many petals, so it is called cabbage roses. Seeds are globular, fleshy green turn reddish-orange when ripe, and contain small and pendulous hard and white seeds inside.

Useful plant parts:

Dried roots, flowers, and leaves

Medicinal uses:

To treat vitiated Vata, Pitta, inflammation, burning sensation, conjunctivitis, cough, skin disease, cardiac disorders, fever, general weakness, Heart disorders, Sexual problems, Blood purifier, sore throat and enlarged tonsils.

Ayurveda medicinal uses of Cabbage roses

Cabbage roses, scientifically known as Rosa centifolia, have a long history of traditional medicinal uses in Ayurveda. Here are some of the Ayurvedic applications of Cabbage roses:

1. Cooling Properties: The petals of cabbage roses are believed to have a cooling effect on the body, making them useful in conditions of excess heat or inflammation.

2. Digestive Health: It’s used to soothe digestive discomfort, including issues like indigestion, acidity, and gastritis.

3. Skin Care: Rose petals are known for their skin-friendly properties. They are used in various skincare preparations to cleanse, tone, and moisturize the skin.

4. Anti-inflammatory: The anti-inflammatory properties of cabbage roses may be helpful in alleviating conditions like arthritis and joint pain.

5. Stress and Anxiety: The aroma of rose petals is believed to have calming effects on the mind and may help in reducing stress and anxiety.

6. Heart Health: Some practitioners suggest that cabbage roses may have benefits for the cardiovascular system, potentially helping to regulate blood pressure.

7. Respiratory Health: Rose petals may be used to address respiratory conditions like coughs and colds.

8. Menstrual Health: It’s used to alleviate menstrual discomfort and may help regulate menstrual cycles.

9. Astringent Properties: Rose petals are believed to have astringent properties, which can help tone and tighten tissues.

10. Antioxidant Properties: They are rich in antioxidants, which may help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.

11. Anti-aging Properties: The presence of antioxidants may contribute to its potential in slowing down the aging process.

12. Mood Enhancer: The scent of roses is often associated with positive emotions and may help uplift mood.

It’s important to note that while cabbage roses have a long history of traditional use, scientific research on their specific medicinal properties is limited. As with any herbal remedy, it’s crucial to use them under the guidance of a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare provider. Individual responses to herbs can vary, so it’s important to approach any herbal remedy with caution and under professional guidance.

Chemical contents:

Anti-pyretic, Phenyl ethanol, Geranyl acetate, Geraniol, Linalool, Benzyl alcohol, Benzaldehyde, Nerol, Citronellyl acetate, tannins, oloigomeric, proantrocyanides, saccharine matter, mineral
salts, salt of mallic acid & tartaric acid, Riboflavin.

Cabbage roses are used as an ingredient to prepare Ayurveda medicines like:

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