Comparison Between Different Herbal Formulations of Roses and Their Therapeutic Potential


Roses are one of the most popular flowers in the world, not only because of their beauty but also because they have medicinal properties. Drugs developed from roses must be support from various parties. Roses have active components that can be used to improve public health, such as anthocyanins, tannins and other active compounds. Making the right rose water herbal mixtures will help filter out the active substances according to the expected therapeutic effect. The manufacture of herbal mixtures of roses can vary, namely, infusions, extracts and rose oil. These three variations require different procedures. The three herbal formulations can provide an initial condition of the content of the active substances in the roses. The results of the rose infusion gave a red color in a short time, while the maceration of the extract with ethyl alcohol, methanol and hexsan gave a varied color appearance, while the identification of rose oil using water distillation did not show any filtered oil. The comparison of the three preparations shows that the herbal formulations can be done in a simple way and the formulation that gives the best results is rose water infusions that produces rose water.

Keywords: herbal preparation, rose infusion, rose oil, rose extract

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