Wild Dog Rose
Known since Antiquity, the wild rose occurs naturally in Greece in 25 varieties.
According to Greek mythology, at the beginning rose blooms were white. After hurting the goddes Aphrodite, roses became red.
It was used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes, among others as a cure against rabies, hence its English name- the dog-rose
Wild rose fruits have a record content of vitamin C – they have 30-40 times more of it than the citrus fruits.
It also contains many other vitamines – A, B1, B2, E, K, as well as folic acid, carotenoids, flavonoids, organic acids,tannins and pectins.
Wild rose is used against hypertension, heart and liver diseases and as a source of vitamins.
It has strengthening and anti-inflammatory properties, helps against digestive tract inflammations and protects against scurvy.
Wild rose and medicines containing it should be avoided in cases of thrombophlebitis.