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Dog roses: meaning, myth and medicinal uses.Lorienne Whittle, 30/04/2019
Have you spotted the pretty flowers of a dog rose scrabbling through a country hedgerow? There’s more to this shrub than meets the eye. From making itching powder and curing rabies to preventing Vitamin C deficiency and stretch marks, different parts of this wild rose have been used to treat an array of ailments in the past.
Find out more about identifying dog roses and their medicinal uses. Download our free dog rose desktop calendar for May.Read more View all blog posts
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