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Cabbage roses

cabbage rose-panineer poovu

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 spiny shrubby plant 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, contain many petals, so it is called cabbage rose. Seed are globular, fleshy green turn reddish-orange when ripe, 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.

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 is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:

Raktansoo Tablets

Dasanakanti Churnam

Nasika Churnam

Danwantharam Gulika

Jatheemukuladi varthi

Kachooradi Vattu



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