Habitat ► Native to warmer parts of America; introduced into Indian gardens.
English ► Baby Pepper, Dog Blood, Blood Berry, Rouge-Plant.
Action ► Berries—febrifuge, intestinal antiseptic.
Rosa alba Linn. 553
A betaxanthin, humilixanthin, has been isolated from the berry.
A decoction of the herb is used for cold, chest congestion and pain, diarrhoea and jaundice. Berries alleviate dysentery and amenorrhoea.
Pounded leaves are used for wound-healing and for treating catarrh.
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