A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE TRADITIONAL AND PHYTOPHARMACOLOGICAL USES OF ROSA DAMASCENA MILL.Abstract
Mother nature has gifted with many herbs that have been found to have various pharmacological and therapeutic activities. One among them is the Rose plant which is available everywhere easily and has been used for ages. There are at least 200 species of rose flowers, amongst them Rosa damascena Mill. species is widely utilized in many industries for different purposes. Rosa damascena well-known as Rose, king of flowers, also known for its sweet smell and beauty, has numerous pharmacological properties, including antioxidant, antidiabetic, antitussive, anti-inflammatory, relaxant effect on tracheal chains, hypnotic, antibacterial, and anti-HIV. The petals, hips, stems, leaves and roots of rose plants have medicinal values and contain various secondary metabolites, including vitamins and minerals. Extracts from different parts of the rose plant have also been reported to show antibacterial and anti-fungal activity. Rosa damascena is cultivated and produced in Bulgaria, some regions of Turkey, and Tunisia, China, and India. This article is a comprehensive review of the traditional and pharmacological uses of Rosa damascena.
Chandani Prasad, Rachana Punjabi and Pratima Tatke *
C. U. Shah College of Pharmacy, S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Juhu Campus, Santacruz (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
15 September 2020
16 April 2021
25 May 2021
01 November 2021