Useful and therapeutic properties of damask roses and white roses

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

These 2 types of roses - cultivated plants that are grown for the production of rose oil, contained mainly in the petals of flowers.Both types - low shrubs, on grounds similar to Crimean rose, with the important difference that the number of lobes is not 5, and much more - 30, in return for which the number of stamens are much smaller than in other species..Both species bloom in May and June.

The fresh flowers contain about 0.02% of the oil (for 1 kg of oil is necessary to almost 4,000 flowers roses).

From drug to use flowers.The resulting water vapor under distillation rose oil contains about 3-9% of phenylethyl alcohol and the resulting oil by extraction - 55%.Distilled oil also contains 40-76% geraniol, nerol 5-10%, 15-37% tsitronellona and others. A pleasant fragrant smell of oil due mainly geraniol, neroli and tsitrognellonom and phenyl ethyl alcohol.

Rose oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect in abscess in the lung and even lung gangrene.Causes anemisation the mucous membrane of the re

spiratory organs and spasmolytic effect on bronchial muscles.Appointed in bronchial asthma.It is used in the form of injections, and inside.

Flowers white roses contain resin and mucous substances and are a good laxative and anthelmintic, especially for younger children.

Flowers red roses contain 15-20% catechin tannin substances kvertsetrin (flavonoid glycoside) and cyanine (anthocyanin glycoside dye).It has a good astringent and invigorating effect for diarrhea, catarrhal gastrointestinal diseases and anti-angina and inflammation of the gums (used as a rinse).


Inside are in the form of infusion: 5-10 g of crushed petals (2-3 tbsp.) Pour 2 cups boiling water (daily dose for adults and for children - 2 days);same infusion use to rinse the throat and gums lubrication.

Pink water from the distillation of rose oil contains a significant amount of phenylethyl alcohol and antiseptic effect in inflammation of the eye.Artificial rose water, which is produced by dissolving the rose oil in distilled water is only natural odor of rose water, but does not have its composition and properties.