Rosa chinensis Jacq Family Rosaceae

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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