Botanical Name: Rosa canina
Trefoil shrub, tall up to 3 m, with arched branches, composed of 5-7 follicles with toothed edge.
Flowers are solitary or grouped 2-3, with pink petals.
- Northwest Africa
- Western Asia
- Vitamin C, pectins, tannins, sugars, organic acids, mineral salts.
- Vitamin A, vitamin E, lecithins, essential oil.
Due to the high content of ascorbic acid and dehydroascorbic acid, dog rose pseudofruct preparations play an important role in biological oxidation and cellular respiration. Due to vitamins A, B1, B2, P, they have the property of lowering capillary permeability and fragility. They also have diuretic action and are recommended in liver and kidney disorders.