Young shoots - raw. Harvested whilst still tender in the spring, they are best peeled. Petals - raw. Remove the bitter white base. The seed is a good source of vitamin E, it can be ground into a powder and mixed with flour or added to other foods as a supplement. Be sure to remove the seed hairs.The bark, young shoots, leaves and fruit have all been used to make tea-like beverages.
Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Rosa woodsii.
An infusion of the leaves has been used as a spring tonic. A poultice of the chewed leaves has been used to allay the pain of bee stings. The leaves have been placed in the shoes as a protection from athletes foot. The roots are blood tonic and diuretic. A decoction of the roots has been used by adults and children in the treatment of diarrhoea and intestinal influenza. A decoction of the root or inner bark has been used in the treatment of colds. An infusion of the fruits has been used in the treatment of coughs. Various parts of the plant have been used to make poultices to apply to burns, sores, cuts, swellings and wounds. A decoction of the branches, combined with chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) and red willow (Salix bonplandiana), has been used in the treatment of various women's complaints, diarrhoea and vomiting.The fruit of many members of this genus is a very rich source of vitamins and minerals, especially in vitamins A, C and E, flavanoids and other bio-active compounds. It is also a fairly good source of essential fatty acids, which is fairly unusual for a fruit. It is being investigated as a food that is capable of reducing the incidence of cancer and also as a means of halting or reversing the growth of cancers.
Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth. Select pencil thick shoots in early autumn that are about 20 - 25cm long and plant them in a sheltered position outdoors or in a cold frame. The cuttings can take 12 months to establish but a high percentage of them normally succeed. Division of suckers in the dormant season. Plant them out direct into their permanent positions.Layering. Takes 12 months.
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Grows well with alliums, parsley, mignonette and lupins. Garlic planted nearby can help protect the plant from disease and insect predation. Grows badly with boxwood. Closely related to and hybridizes in the wild with R. blanda. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus.Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus.
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