Taruni (Rosa Centifolia)

Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Taruni

Taruni, known scientifically as Rosa Centifolia, is a plant that can go up to 3 meters high. It has bear thorns branches with multi-color shades of flower. It is also called including Karnika, which means big flowers that resemble ears.

The petals of this plant are poised of tannic acid, volatile oils, color making matter, saccharine, mineral salts and also some salts of tartaric and malic acids. It is useful in improving complexion and works as wound healing herb. It is also used in making deodorants and is anti-inflammatory. Because of these properties, it works as anti-sweat ingredient.

The diuretic and laxative effects in this herb are due to presence of malic acids and citric acid.

It has analgesic properties and act as anti-inflammatory substance that counter bacteria. Its fuming was traditional used to inhale to cure dental pain.

It also works as a brain tonic and is helpful in increasing the functioning of the gastrointestinal tracts. It can also be consumed to cure digestive disorders viz. dysentery, diarrhea and is hepatoprotective. Gulkand, a well-known mouth freshener, is made from Taruni and helps cure mouth ulcers.

Taruni is known by many names such as Shatapatri, Charu Keshara, Sudburg, and Fasti Gulab.