Rosa canina (Dog Rose)

Medical Indication

Part of the plant which can be used

  • The bulb of the flower.

Present in the market

  • Herbal tea.
  • Powdered flowers.

Medical Use and Dosage – mode of administration

ROSA CANINA is used in order to treat many health problems such as abdominal and chest pain, menstrual bleeding, digestive problems, and to strengthen the heart. It is also used as anti-inflammatory and gentle laxative.
The petals, hips and galls are astringent, carminative, diuretic, laxative, ophthalmic and tonic.
The hips are taken internally in the treatment of colds, influenza, minor infectious diseases, scurvy, diarrhea and gastritis.
Syrup made from the hips is used as a pleasant flavoring in medicines and is added to cough mixtures.
Rosa is a very diuretic remedy.
In the symptomatic treatment of mild diarrhea, it can be used in herbal tea, and the suggested dosage is 3 times daily.
The fruit is a very rich source of vitamins and minerals, especially in vitamins A, C and E, flavanoids and other bio-active compounds and is also a fairly good source of essential fatty acids, quite unusual for a fruit.
Moreover, can be used in dermatological ailments and as a protective treatment against cracks, grazes, chapped skin and insect bites. It can be used in powdered flowers, and the suggested dosage is 1 to 2 g herbal substance per one cup.

Combinations & Contraindications

It might cause stomatitis or peptic disorders.
It is contraindicated to be used during pregnancy without medical surveillance.

Recognized Ethnobotanical use

ROSA CANINA is used to treat mild inflammations of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa. It is also used in order to relieve minor skin inflammation.

Dissemination & Use