Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rosa centifolia

Botanical name : Rosa centifolia Linn.
Family : Rosaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Satapatri, Saumyaganda
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya
Guna : Guru
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

English : Rose
Hindi : Gulab
Malayalam : Panineerpoov, Rosapoo, Panineer

Distribution – Cultivated as ornamental plant throughout India.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A small perennial erect thorny shrub grows up to 1.5 meters in height. Leaves compound imparipinnate, with 5 leaflets, leaflets ovate-lanceolate, serrated; flowers vary in color, usually pink, fragrant, with many petals, fruits fleshy hip enclosing small and pendulous seeds.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, inflammation, burning sensation, conjunctivitis, cough, skin diseases, cardiac debility, fever and general weakness.
Useful part : Root, Leaves. Flowers.

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