Source The dried flower of Rosa chinensis Jacq.
Producing Areas Parts of China such as Jiangsu, Shandong, Hebei, Shanxi and Hubei
Properties Sweet, Warm
- Invigorates blood and qi,regulates menses
Treats scanty menses, amenorrhea, abdominal pain, and distension.
May be taken with water, or consumed with Rose, Nutgrass Galingale Rhizome, Chinese Angelica (Danggui) etc.
- Reduces chest swelling and pain
May be used with Nutgrass Galingale Rhizome, Chinese Thorowax Root, Peppermint etc.
- Reduces swellings and reduces toxins
For neck swelling and scrofula. May be consumed with Common Selfheal Fmit-Spike, Oyster Shell etc.
Usage and Dosage
3-6 g is used in decoction for oral use. Not suitable to brew the herb for a long time. Can be taken with water or consumed in powder form.
Used with caution for pregnant women.
Not suitable to consume in large amounts or decocted for a long time as this may induce strong abdominal pain, loose bowels and diarrhoea.
Keep in cool place. Do not store in an airtight container. Protect from light and dampness.
Description of Quality Herb
Purplish red flowers that are half bloomed and have a slight fragrance.
Rosa Chinensis and Rose
The English name for both are called “roses” and they belong to the rosa plant family. Both have thorns and leaves that grow side by side. They are closely related except for their types.