Picture of Rosa damascena blossom, pink blossom
Damask rose
[rosa damascena]

Rosa damascena: well-being for body and mind

The Damask rose has a long history. As the medicinal plant of Venus, the goddess of beauty, it has always been popular with women because of its fragrance and its nurturing and aphrodisiac properties. It finally arrived in Europe in the Middle Ages and quickly became the queen of flowers. Its wonderful fragrance and opulent appearance are in no way inferior to its importance as a medicinal plant.

Facts about Rosa damascena

Did you know that...

... the Damask rose was medicinal plant of the year 2013?

...the well-known rose water, also known as rose hydrosol, is a by-product of the distillation of the valuable essential oil?

... the concept of the Wars of the Roses goes back to the War of Succession of the Lancasters in England, in which they used a rose as their coat of arms?

What is Rosa damascena?

Rosa damscena belongs to the rose family. It is a bushy-growing variety of this large family, grows up to 150 cm high and exudes the typical, beguiling scent of roses. Its roots go back thousands of years. It was bred as a hybrid from other rose species such as the vinegar rose. It arrived in Europe via Damascus in the Middle Ages, which is where it got its nickname. It is still used today, particularly in England, as the starting material for new fragrant rose hybrids in rose cultivation.

General information and healing properties of Damask rose

The basic knowledge


Rosa damscena is relaxing. It softens us, shuts down the system and eases tension. Muscles and psyche relax and are ready for the beautiful aspects of life.

Wound healing

Rosa damscena is wound-healing. It stimulates the skin to regenerate and helps the tissue to better withstand even severe injuries. Skin scars become soft and are integrated as well as possible into the rest of the tissue. Mental scars heal better, as the rose stands for lightness, acceptance and devotion.


Rosa damascena has an aphrodisiac effect. It promotes the desire for togetherness and connection and awakens lust in both men and women. It is the plant of love, emotionally and physically, following the example of Cupid and Psyche.

Rosa damascena: Ingredients

The ingredients of the plant are 

  • Essential oils

  • Tannins Tannic acid

  • Geraniol
  • Saponins

Rosa damascena: effect on body and mind

Rosa damascena is the main plant of the ancient goddess of love, Venus. Like no other plant, it embodies attributes such as grace, beauty and femininity. On the one hand, it is particularly popular in the area of the psyche. It relaxes, makes people happy and strengthens their self-love. There it heals emotional wounds. Its soothing and nurturing power is also used for physical issues such as the skin and external beauty. It heals small and large injuries and helps to integrate the traces of the past into the new self-image.

Properties of Damask rose

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Nourishing
  • Relaxing
  • Wound healing
  • Decongesting
  • Aphrodisiac

Fields of application in naturopathy

[rosa damascena]

The Damask rose is strongly associated with themes of femininity. Skin and mental well-being are the major themes of this plant beauty.

Rosa damascena for skin problems

As the medicinal plant of Aphrodite, Rosa damascena has a special relationship with the skin. It stands for beauty and regeneration. Its ingredients care for the skin, reduce pathogens in the Skin environment and leave the skin feeling soft, supple and attractive. Their fragrance also gives you the feeling of feeling good in your skin so that you can radiate from within.

Damask rose for the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat

Many people are affected by mild to severe inflammation in the Mouth and throat area plagued. Often in the context of colds, but some also suffer from periodontal disease. The rose soothes inflammation and helps the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat to regenerate. The inflammation recedes and symptoms such as periodontal disease can improve.

Rosa damascena for mastitis

Damask rose has anti-inflammatory properties and is particularly effective on the skin. In mastitis, the mammary gland becomes inflamed and painful. This usually occurs during pregnancy or breastfeeding. The rose reduces the inflammation, cares for the skin and glands and ensures that the pain subsides.

Damask rose for stress and tension

Anti-Stress and tension are issues that are unknown to the Damask rose. Its effect on the body is relaxing and softening. It opens the senses to the beauty in the world and directs the mind away from the associated tension. When the soul lets go, the tension and stress also leave the body.

Rosa damascena as an aphrodisiac

The rose is regarded as the symbol of the primordial feminine and is representative of Aphrodite herself in this world. It makes people soft and receptive and awakens feelings of love in people. This is why it has been used as an ingredient in perfumes since early antiquity. Because those who can smell good have good chances.

Notes on the use of Rosa damascena

Rosa damaszena is used in a wide variety of preparations. It can be taken orally as drops, spray, tablets, globules or tea or applied externally as an ointment, essential oil or oily extract.

Rosa damascena during pregnancy & breastfeeding

Many medicinal plants are taboo during pregnancy. Damask rose, on the other hand, can be used without hesitation during pregnancy and even has a whole range of medicinal indications during this phase.

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Rosa damascena as a circular flower; rich pink blossom


Damask rose

Botanical name

rosa damascena

Plant family


Other designations

Fragrant rose


June - July

Harvest time

June - July


full sun to partial shade


Middle East

Flower color

pink, red, pink, white

Flower shape


Leaf color

light green

Leaf shape

sawn edges

Sheet properties

hairy on the underside

Soil type

fertile and loose

Soil moisture

moist, not wet



Lime compatibility

lime tolerant

Nutrient requirements




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