6 Health Benefits of Rosa Multiflora – Ben Cao Medical Book

1. Description:

Rosa multiflora (scientific name: Rosa multiflora Thunb., syn. Rosa polyantha, also known as multiflora rose, baby rose, Japanese rose, many-flowered rose, seven-sisters rose, and Eijitsu rose, Chinese Pinyin: Ye Qiang Wei, Simplified Chinese: 野蔷薇, 白残花, 山棘, 刺蘼, 买笑, 营实墙蘼), is a species of perennial scrambling and climbing shrub in genus Rosa (rose family, Rosaceae). Found along roadside, in the filed and bushes and native to eastern Asia, in China, Japan and Korea, the plant can grow up to 5 m tall (by climbing over other plants). The seed and root of Rosa multiflora is used as analgesic and eyesight enhancer in traditional Chinese medicine (CTM) and widely adopted in treating different diseases and health problems, such as bedwetting, diabetes and sore throat.

2. Odour, Properties And Channels:

The seed of Rosa multiflora is considered to have sour, warm and nontoxic properties and to be associated with the kidney meridians.

The root of Rosa multiflora is considered to have bitter, astringent, cold and nontoxic properties and to be associated with the kidney meridians.

3. Uses, Health Benefits of Rosa Multiflora & Medical Formulas:

3.1 Diabetes

Tea made with Rosa multiflora root is taken daily to treat diabetes.

3.2 Bedwetting In Children

A decoction of Rosa multiflora root and wine can be taken orally to treat bedwetting in children.

3.3 Sore Throat

A decoction of skin of Rosa multiflora root, blackberry lily and licorice root (roasted) is taken orally to treat sever sore throat.

3.4 Oral Health

Juice of Rosa multiflora root is kept in mouth to treat dental erosion.

3.5 Skin Health

Heated Rosa multiflora root can be place on skin to treat painful and repeated lumps.

Ash of Rosa multiflora root can be taken orally with water to treat a knife wound.

3.6 Enhancing Vision

Rosa multiflora seed, boxthorn seeds and Bassia scoparia seeds are powdered and taken with warm wine to treat dim vision.

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The Ben Cao Medical Book (also known as Compendium of Materia Medica or Ben Cao Gang Mu; Chinese: 本草纲目) is the most famous and comprehensive medical book ever written in the history of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Compiled and written by Li Shi-zhen (1518~1593), a medical expert of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) over 27 years.

The Ben Cao Medical Book records and describes all the plants, animals, minerals, and other objects that were believed to have medicinal properties in TCM. The book reflects the pharmaceutical achievements and developments of East Asia before the 16th century. On the basis of his predecessors’ achievements in the pharmacological studies, Li contributed further by supplementing and rectifying many past mistakes and misconception in relate to nature of many medicinal substances and causes of various illnesses. Charles Darwin, originator of the biological theory of evolution, regards the book as the “ancient Chinese encyclopedia”.

Disclaimer: The Ben Cao Medical Book is translated by ChinaAbout.net. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of CTM knowledge and information from the research and experience from the author Li Shi-zhen. Kindly be alert that the CTM knowledge and ancient formulas given above are likely NOT medically proven and may contain misconceptions.

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