The Chemical Constituents and Diverse Pharmacological Activities of Rosa damascena

Authors

  • Tamanna Nazli Unani Medical Center, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.
  • Abdul Raheem Unani Medical Center, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India.
  • Rahat Raza Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, New Delhi, India.
  • Rashidullah Khan Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, New Delhi, India.
  • Zaki Ahmad Siddiqui Drug Standardization Research Unit, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi, India.
  • Gulwaiz Akhter Drug Standardization Research Unit, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

Rosa damascena as an ornamental plant is commonly known as ‘Gulab’ (Rose in English) in India. It is traditionally used to prepare Gulqand, a delicious sweet preserve of rose petals and sugar that has been in use since time immemorial as a delicacy in several Indian dishes. But in various Unani classical texts, it has been mentioned for having laxative, anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory, cicatrisant, antiseptic, anti-aging, cardio-tonic, and exhilarant properties. Its various pharmacological properties such as antidiabetic, anti-HIV, anti-infective, antimicrobial, anti-obesity, antioxidant, anti-convulsant, anxiolytic, and hypnotic activities have been explored in recent times.
In spite of being so many pharmacological properties, Rosa damascene has so far not been known for its medicinal use. Therefore, all relevant databases and books on ethnopharmacology were probed and all the new findings on its phytochemical and pharmacological activities were collected, reviewed, and presented in this paper.

How to cite this article: Nazli T, Raheem A, Raza R et al. The Chemical Constituents and Diverse Pharmacological Activities of Rosa damascena. J Drug Dis Dev 2022; 6(2): 1-7.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2581.6861.202201

Published

2022-12-23

How to Cite

Nazli, T., Raheem, A., Raza, R., Khan, R., Siddiqui, Z. A., & Akhter, G. (2022). The Chemical Constituents and Diverse Pharmacological Activities of Rosa damascena. Journal of Drug Discovery and Development ( ISSN:2581-6861), 6(2), 1-7. Retrieved from https://medicaljournalshouse.com/index.php/JDrug-Discovery-Development/article/view/894