Rosa: The Botanical 🌿 Behind the Name
Rosa Canina, commonly known as Dog Rose, is not only known for its beautiful flowers but also the medicinal fruit it bears called rosehips. Rosehips are an excellent source of vitamin C which is why they have been used to prevent colds and flus for centuries. Rose water is often made from the petals and used as a facial toner that cools the skin to reduce redness. The ripe fruit can be eaten straight from the bush as a sweet and tart treat but watch out for seeds!