Fragrant, inviting, stimulating–this herbal ally is a welcoming call to the present.

Latin: Rosa rubiginosa: Pin Yin: Mei Gui Hua (tonify Qi) Sanskrit: Shatapatri

Class: astringent, anti inflammatory, cardiotonic, nervine, regulates Qi 

Taste: sweet, bitter, cooling, astringent 


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Traditional Use

TCM:  Rose (mei hu gua) regulates the Liver and Spleen meridians to tonify Qi and remove stagnation. Stress, physical and emotional trauma disrupt the natural flow of energy through the body and rose can be an extremely supportive ally to reinstate the pathways of energy to their healthy state of flow.

Ayurveda: Rose (Shatapatri) is used to treat overall health and wellness by clearing pathogenic heat from the blood, removing stagnation, and as a treatment for emotional regulation—to nourish and support matters of the heart.

Western: Rose is a nervine used to support us during stressful times and as a significant combat to anxiety. It has also been used to improve blood flow, reinstating balance.  

Spiritual Use

Heart opening vulnerability balanced with protective boundaries, emotional stability, romance and romantic love, sacred sensuality, pleasure


Improved blood circulation, anxiety support, regulating painful menstruation. 


Some people might have allergy to this herb. No drug interactions or contraindications have been noted with intake of this plant.

Methods: petals cultivated for oil, tea, powder, or paste 

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Bensky, D., Gamble, A., Clavey, S., Stöger Erich, & Bensky, L. L. (2015). Chinese herbal medicine. Eastland Press.