|Botanical Nomenclature||Rosa gallica|
|Common Name||French Rose, Gallic Rose, Rose Of Provins|
|Distinguishing Features of the Plant||Rosa gallica is a perennial, small shrub growing from 50 to 100cm, with lanceolate, wide, wavy, green leaves and large, pink, purple, white, or purple flowers. The flowering and the harvesting take place from June to July.|
|Part of the Plant with Active Substances||Petals, leaves|
|Active Substances||Essential oil, tannins, glycosides (cyanidin, quercetin), vitamins C, B, E, K, organic acids, pectins|
|Pharmacological Effects - Therapeutic Applications||The petals have antidiarrheal, astringent, antibacterial and tonic properties. They are administered in the form of herbal tea for the treatment of cold, bronchial infections, gastritis and diarrhea, as well against depression and anxiety. The flowers' essential oil is applied externally to the skin to treat infections of the eyes, sore throat and wounds.|
|Method of Administration||The plant is administered as tonic, astringent and antidiarrheal in the form of herbal tea (150g of dried petals in 1L of boiled water, 2-3 times a day). It is applied externally to the skin in the form of essential oil, due to its astringent properties.
Warning: The use of herb preparations is not recommended without seeking advice from your physician or pharmacist. The substances they contain may interact with the subscribed drugs that the patient already takes, thus eliminating their therapeutic efficacy or inducing toxicity. They may also burden further weakened vital functions of the body thus exposing the patient to increased morbidity and life threatened conditions.
|Toxicity- Adverse Effects||Plant's consumption may irritate the oral cavity and cause digestive disorders. It is contraindicated to patients with thrombophlebitis.|
|References||1) Βιβλίο: Οδηγός των φαρμακευτικών φυτών, Paul Schauenberg, Ferdinand Paris, Εκδότης Μ. Γκιούρδας, Αθήνα 1981, σελίδα 338 2)M. Molina, M. Pardo-de-Santayana, E. Garc?a, L. Aceituno-Mata, R. Morales and J. Tard?o. Exploring the potential of wild food resources in the Mediterranean region: natural yield and gathering pressure of the wild asparagus (Asparagus acutifolius L.) 3)http://www.botanical-online.com/medicinalsrosagallicaangles.htm 4)http://www.anniesremedy.com/herb_detail50.php 5)http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_rose_french.htm 6)http://www.henriettes-herb.com/eclectic/kings/rosa-gall.html|