Bojungikki-tang, also known as Cherokee rose, and the botantical name of (Rosa laevigata, Rosaceae) rosa laevigata has long been used by some of our indigenous people as well as the Chinese. However, I must confess, it is new to me and I will be studying it more. The fruit of the plant is used. Here is a link to the full study regarding its use in allergies:
and another study for its use in pelvic pain:
Rosa laevigata has been used, as so many in the rose family have been, for the heart. “Cherokee rose (Rosa laevigata, Rosaceae) fruit compounds have shown antioxidant activity, as well as total cholesterol-, triglyceride-, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol-lowering activity. It is hypothesized that these properties alone may aid in the alleviation of CVD. In animals with myocardial infarction, a dosage of 300 mg/kg/day of a Cherokee rose fraction stimulated myocyte growth, resulting in better cardiac function.” Site: Date: 01-29-2016HC# 071563-537Re: Review of Medicinal Plants that May Enhance Cardiac RegenerationZhou Z, Li D, Zhou H, et al. Plants and their bioactive compounds with the potential to enhance mechanisms of inherited cardiac regeneration. Planta Med. June 2015;81(8):637-647. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1545946.
I encourage anyone who has an interest in learning about this plant to read the studies and learn more–I know I will be.
Blessings and good health to all. Jayne Tamburello