Botanical name - Rosa centifolia
Family - Rosaceae

An indigenous rose, deciduous shrub growing to 1.5m. The petals are preserved in sugar and used as a delicacy. Gulkhand syrup made from rose petals is taken as a blood purifier and Herbs aid.

The fruit of many members of this genus is a very rich source of vitamins and minerals, especially in vitamins A, C and E, flavanoids and other bioactive compounds.
The essential oil is used in aromatherapy. Rose hips are sometimes eaten, mainly for their vitamin C and bioflavonoid content. An extract from the seeds and shells of rose hips has anti-inflammatory properties.

Drinking rose tea can reduce the symptoms associated with painful menstrual periods in adolescent girls. Rose water is used as a wash and applied in bathing water to promote beautiful and healthy skin