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August 04, 2021

Determination of Antioxidant Properties of Damask Rose Tea

The rose takes part the fragrant plant parts used in the field of medicinal and aromatic plants. It has an important role in food, perfumery and cosmetic industry. Besides, this usage roses are curtained some benefits such as sedative, anti-stress property, liver, intestines, fever and skin disease therapeutic and anti-inflammatory functions.


Various pharmacological studies have been carried out to evaluate the effects on the central nervous system of R. damascena. These assessed effects have been examined in different studies. It is seen that it has antibacterial effect against both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. It has been stated that it has beneficial effects on brain function. Awale et al. (2011) found showed neurite growth activity of rose extract, the chloroformic extract significantly induced neurite growth activity and inhibited amyloid β (Aβ), and thus that R. damascena may be useful in dementia patients.


There are limited studies related the effects on the respiratory system of R. damascena. Boskabady et al. (2011) found significant reductions in the number of coughs induced by citric acid in their study. They have also reported that a newly isolated compound from R. damascenea buds may be effective in improving cardiovascular function. Among the works are made that R. damascena has also been shown to exhibit an anti-diabetic effect.


In 2017, a study was conducted to determine antioxidant properties of dry rose tea. For this purpose, tea was made by using 3 different dried bud roses and 3 different dried rose leaves. The roses were kept in boiled water at 98 °C for 5 minutes and filtered at the end of the time. Total phenolic content, antioxidant capacity and total flavonoid determination were done in the samples which arrived at room temperature. When the results of the analyses were examined, the total amount of phenolic material, the total amount of flavonoids and the antioxidant capacity values of dry bud were found to be lower than dry leaves. In addition, there was a statistically significant difference between the varieties. Besides its pleasant smell, it also has antioxidant properties that rose tea can be an alternative to other herbal teas.






1. Kart, D., & ÇAĞINDI, Ö. (2017). Determination of Antioxidant Properties of Dry Rose Tea International Journal of Secondary Metabolite, 4(3), 384-390. Retrieved from





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