Habitat ► Cultivated chiefly in Kannauj, Kanpur and Hathras.
English ► Bengal Rose, Monthly Rose.
Rosa macrophylla Lindl.
Ayurvedic ► Taruni-Kantaka (non-classical). (Flowers—crimson or pink.)
Folk ► Kaantaa-Gulaab.
Action ► Hips—applied to wounds, injuries, sprains and foul ulcers.
R. chinensis Jacq. and R. borboni-ana Desp. are synonyms of Rosa indica, found and cultivated throughout India. This variety is also known as Edward Rose or Kat Gulaab.
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