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DOG ROSE

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NAME :  DOG ROSE - ROSE HIP

GAELIC NAME : Feirdhris, Conrós.

LATIN NAME : Rosa canina.

COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Brier hip Brier Rose Dog Berry Eglantine Gall Hep Tree Hip Fruit Hop Fruit Hogseed Sweet Brier Wild Brier Witches Brier

MEDICINAL PART : Fruit

PLACES OF ORIGIN : Ireland Britain Europe U.S.

HABITAT : In Ireland it is found around the edges of woods, hedges, garden fences and on sloping ground.

DESCRIPTION : Dog rose is a bushy shrub that grows to a height of 2 to 13 feet. Its numerous stems are covered with sharp spines and prickles. The leaves are odd-pinnate, usually consisting of 5 to 7 leaflets that are opposite, ovate, acute, serrate, and hairy beneath.

FLOWERING PERIOD : The flowers are red, pale red, or nearly white and appear from May to July. The oblong red fruit or hip contains many one seeded achene's and ripens in the fall.

PROPERTIES : Astringent Carminative Diuretic Tonic

USES : Dog rose hips are the most concentrated source of vitamin C in Ireland. Can have upto 50 times the vitamin C that is found in a an Orange. 

MAGICAL PROPERTIES

GENDER : Feminine.
PLANET : Venus.
ELEMENT : Water
CELTIC GODS : Aongas Óg  Brigit
POWERS : Love Psychic Powers Healing Love Divination Luck Protection

RITUAL USES
Use in rituals of love. Calling upon Aongas Óg the Celtic god of Love
Love Charms

For Divination Call on the Goddess Brigit and ask your question, sleep on some dog rose petals and the answer should come to you in your dreams.

MAGICAL USES

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