Siddha Tamil Iroja Rajapoo

Action ► Flowers—a decoction is prescribed for inflammation of the mouth and pharynx, and ulcers of the intestine. Powder of rose buttons and seeds—astringent in haemorrhage and diarrhoea.

The flowers and leaves contain 1.3 and 8.5% of saponin respectively. Pe-tels are reported to contain methionine sulphoxide.

Cabbage rose yields a volatile oil (0.2%) consisting mainly of citronellol, geraniol, nerol, phenylethanol, linalool and citral. It contains 15% tannins (oligomeric proanthocyanidins).

Dosage ► Dried flower—3-6 g powder. (API, Vol. III.)

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