Catalogus Stirpium, &c. or, A Catalogue of PLANTS (1738) pp. 187-188
Naturally growing and commonly cultivated in divers Parts of England,
More especially about Nottingham.
C. Deering, M.D.

ROSA sylvestris inodora seu canina. Syn. 454. Park. canina odora. Ger. sylvestris vulgaris flore odorato incarnato. C. B. Pin. Cynosbatos et Cynorrhodon officinarum. The common wild Briar or Dog-rose, the Hep Tree, Common in Hedges.

ROSA sylvestris odora. Syn. ibid. Ger. sylv. foliis odoratis. C. B. Pin. sylvest. odora seu Eglanteria flore simplici. Park. The sweet Briar or Eglantine. in Colwick Hills.

ROSA pumila spinosissimis foliis Pimpinellae glabris flore albo. Syn. 455, I. B. Rosa pimpinella seu pomifera minor. Park. Rosa pimpinellae folio, Ger. The Pimpernel-Rose but ratber Burnet-Rose. very plentifully about the Sand Hills.

ROSA hortensis rubra. The red Garden Rose. This is well known to all, and deserves all the Praise which is given it in Physick, the Conserve of the red Buds before the Flower quite opens which are the more restringent, is of excellent Use in Consumptive Cafes especially in Spitting of Blood, The distilled Water which ought to be made of the full blown is very cooling and of good Use in recent Inflammations of the Eyes if in it there be dissolved a small Quantity of Rock Saltpeter, some apply the Conserve for that purpose. strong Tincture drawn from the red Roses dryed, makes a pleasant Julep and helps the Bark in its Operations.

ROSA Damascena. The Damask Rose. These on account of their Fragrancy belong to the Cephalicks, but the next valuable Virtue they possess consists in their cathartick Quality. After the Water which is a good Cordial is drawn off in a hot Still, the remaining Liquor strained will make a very good purging Syrup from two Drams to two Ounces. An Infusion made of half a Dram to two Drams of the dryed Leaves answers the same Purpose.

The Hep Rose has a more astringent Quality than the Garden Rose, and is therefore very much commended in all Cases where Astringents are safe, and may become a very good Ingredient in Compositions for the Whites, and too great a Discharge of the Menses. The Heps are grateful to the Taste and a considerable Restorative fitly given to consumptive Persons, the Conserve is proper in all Distempers of the Breast, as in Coughs and Tickling Rheums e. g.

Take Conserve of Heps one Ounce and half, of Roses, the same Quantity, of Powder of Liquorice one Ounce, of the Flowers of Brimstone half an Ounce, Oil of Annis-seeds twelve Drops, Spirit of Sulphur twenty Drops, and with a sufficient Quantity of Syrup of white Poppies make it into an Electuary.

All the Roses belong to Cl. II. Gen. II. i. They flower in May and June.

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