Rosa multiflora Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
baby rose Japanese rose many-flower rose multiflora rose seven-sisters rose

Rosa multiflora, commonly known by its synonym Rosa polyantha and as multiflora rose, baby rose, Japanese rose, many-flowered rose, seven-sisters rose, Eijitsu rose, is a species of rose native to eastern Asia, in China, Japan and Korea. It should not be confused with Rosa rugosa, which is also known as "Japanese rose", or with polyantha roses which are garden cultivars derived from hybrids of R. multiflora. It is a scrambling shrub climbing over other plants to a height of 3–5 m, with stout stems with recurved thorns. The leaves are 5–10 cm long, compound, with 5-9 leaflets and feathered stipules. The flowers are produced in large corymbs, each flower small, 1.5–4 cm diameter, white or pink, borne in early summer. The hips are reddish to purple, 6–8 mm diameter. Two varieties are accepted by the Flora of China: Rosa multiflora var. multiflora. Flowers white, 1.5–2 cm diameter. Rosa multiflora var. cathayensis Rehder & E.H.Wilson. Flowers pink, to 4 cm diameter.

Rosa multiflora

Medical use

Economic importance of Rosa multiflora

Environmental ornamental
Gene sources graft stock
Medicines folklore
Weed potential sed contaminant

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Naturalized
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Gansu , Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei , Henan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi , Shandong, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku; Korea; Taiwan
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Naturalized
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Naturalized
    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • Canada
    • United States

Biological activities

5-HT-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Fruit
ACE-Inhibitor
Afzelin found in Fruit
Astragalin found in Flower
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Aldehyde-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Fruit
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Astragalin found in Flower
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Scoparone found in Fruit
Allelochemic
Rutin found in Fruit
Analgesic
6,7-dimethylesculetin found in Fruit
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Scoparone found in Fruit
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
AntiCVI
Rutin found in Fruit
AntiHIV
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
AntiMRSA
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiadenovirus
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Rutin found in Fruit
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antiallergenic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Methyl-gallate found in Fruit
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Rutin found in Fruit
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antianaphylactic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiangiogenic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antiapoplectic
Rutin found in Fruit
Antiarrhythmic
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Methyl-gallate found in Fruit
Antiatherogenic
Rutin found in Fruit
Scoparone found in Fruit
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Rutin found in Fruit
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Methyl-gallate found in Fruit
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antibronchitic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Methyl-gallate found in Fruit
Anticancer
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Anticapillary-Fragility
Rutin found in Fruit
Anticarcinomic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Anticlastogen
Rutin found in Fruit
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Anticoagulant
D-catechin found in Leaf
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Rutin found in Fruit
Antidandruff
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Rutin found in Fruit
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Rutin found in Fruit
Antidermatotic
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Rutin found in Fruit
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antierythemic
Rutin found in Fruit
Antiescherichic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antifibrinolytic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antiflu
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Rutin found in Fruit
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antihematuric
Rutin found in Fruit
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Antihemorrhoidal
Rutin found in Fruit
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Scoparone found in Fruit
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Methyl-gallate found in Fruit
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Rutin found in Fruit
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Rutin found in Fruit
Antiichthyosic
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antiimplantation
Scoparone found in Fruit
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
6,7-dimethylesculetin found in Fruit
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Scoparone found in Fruit
Antiischemic
Scoparone found in Fruit
Antileishmanic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antileukemic
Astragalin found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Methyl-gallate found in Fruit
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antimalarial
Rutin found in Fruit
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Rutin found in Fruit
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Rutin found in Fruit
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Antinephritic
Rutin found in Fruit
Antineuralgic
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antinitrosaminic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Rutin found in Fruit
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antioncychomycotic
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Campesterol found in Fruit
Cholesterol found in Fruit
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Methyl-gallate found in Fruit
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antiperiodic
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antiperoxidant
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Antiplatelet
Rutin found in Fruit
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antipodagric
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antipolio
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiproliferant
Rutin found in Fruit
Scoparone found in Fruit
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiproteolytic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antiprotozoal
Rutin found in Fruit
Antipsoriac
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antipurpuric
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Scoparone found in Fruit
Antiretinopathic
Scoparone found in Fruit
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antiseborrheic
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Methyl-gallate found in Fruit
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Scoparone found in Fruit
Antistaphylococcic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Methyl-gallate found in Fruit
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antisunburn
Rutin found in Fruit
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Antithrombogenic
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Antithyroid
Rutin found in Fruit
Antitrypanosomic
Rutin found in Fruit
Antitumor-Promoter
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Antitumor
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Methyl-gallate found in Fruit
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antitympanitic
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Antivaricose
Rutin found in Fruit
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Methyl-gallate found in Fruit
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Astringent
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Bacteristat
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Bronchodilator
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
CNS-Depressant
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Scoparone found in Fruit
COX-2-Inhibitor
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
D-catechin found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Capillariprotective
Rutin found in Fruit
Carcinogenic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Cardiac
Scoparone found in Fruit
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Cardiotonic
D-catechin found in Leaf
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Catabolic
Rutin found in Fruit
Chemopreventive
Rutin found in Fruit
Cholagogue
Scoparone found in Fruit
Choleretic
6,7-dimethylesculetin found in Fruit
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Scoparone found in Fruit
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Comedolytic
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Cyclooxygenase-Activator
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Cytoprotective
Rutin found in Fruit
Cytotoxic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Dermatitigenic
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Dye
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Expectorant
Astragalin found in Flower
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Floral-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Fungicide
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Hemostat
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Hepatomagenic
Rutin found in Fruit
Hepatoprotective
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Scoparone found in Fruit
Hepatotonic
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Campesterol found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Scoparone found in Fruit
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Tormentic-acid found in Root
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Astragalin found in Flower
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Scoparone found in Fruit
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Astragalin found in Flower
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Immunosuppressant
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Scoparone found in Fruit
Insecticide
Rutin found in Fruit
Insectifuge
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Insectiphile
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Insulin-Sparing
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Juvabional
Rutin found in Fruit
Keratolytic
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Larvistat
Rutin found in Fruit
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Fruit
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
MAO-A-Inhibitor
Quercitrin found in Fruit
MAO-Inhibitor
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Mutagenic
Rutin found in Fruit
Myoprotective
Rutin found in Fruit
Myorelaxant
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Scoparone found in Fruit
NO-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Nephrotoxic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Oviposition-Stimulant
Rutin found in Fruit
PAF-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Fruit
Paralytic
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Methyl-gallate found in Fruit
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Protisticide
Rutin found in Fruit
Radioprotective
Rutin found in Fruit
Reverse-Transcriptase-Inhibitor
Methyl-gallate found in Fruit
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Styptic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Sunscreen
Rutin found in Fruit
Thermogenic
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Tineacide
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Fruit
Tranquilizer
Scoparone found in Fruit
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Fruit
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Vasoconstrictor
D-catechin found in Leaf
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Rutin found in Fruit
Scoparone found in Fruit
Vasopressor
Quercitrin found in Fruit
Rutin found in Fruit
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (2000 ppm)
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Methyl-gallate found in Fruit
cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Fruit

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Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]