History:Wild Roses were used widely by Native Americans who would use the roots stems, flowers, leaves, and fruit of the flower for both medicinal purposes and food. To Native Americans in many western tribes, such as the Paiute, Nez Perce, and Interior Salish, Wild Roses were a symbol of life. Many Native Americans tribes believed that Wild Roses kept ghosts from causing harm to the living, so they were often placed in the homes or clothing of people who were in mourning or felt haunted. Wild Roses were also sometimes attached to cradleboards to bring vitality to infants. In some tribes, Rose motifs were used in quillwork, beadwork, or other Native arts to represent survival and vitality as well.
Uses: inflammation, diarrhea, mouth sores, sore throat, sore eyes, burns and irritated skin
Active Ingredients: Pectins, anthocyanins, carotenoids, absorbic acid,
Actions: Astringent, antidepressant, expectorant, tonic