Rosa spp.

Folk names:

Flower Substitute

Rose is a flower of universal beauty and also carries a hefty load of magic. Rose can be substituted for most flowers in a pinch.

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Analgesic

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antioxidant

  • Antiseptic

  • Astringent

  • Reproductive Tonic

  • Restorative

  • Vulnerary

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Planet: Venus
Element: Water
Gender: Feminine

  • Adonis (Greek)

  • Aurora (Roman)

  • Cupid (Greek)

  • Demeter (Greek)

  • Eros (Roman)

  • Harpocrates (Greek)

  • Hathor (Egyptian)

  • Hulda (Germanic)

  • Isis (Egyptian)

Astrological Sign:

  • Libra

  • Taurus

  • Cancer

Parts Used: Flowers (Petals only for ingestion), Fruits (rosehips)
Chakra: Heart (Sometimes "all")

Rose Petals in Action

The Bat & Raven offers these products that utilize the properties of Rose Petals.

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​Magical Uses

  • Abundance

  • Attraction

  • Beauty

  • Blessing

  • Calm

  • Chakra Balancing

  • Divination

  • Dream

  • Fairy

  • Goddess Devotional

  • Harmony

  • Healing

  • Love

  • Luck

  • Lust

  • Protection

  • Psychic Powers

  • Purification

  • Relaxation

  • Self-love

  • Spiritual Connection

A Rose by any other Color

Colors are important to magic in many ways and there are many witches for whom color is a crucial part of the spell crafting process. Roses are a spectacular way to engage with color magic though plants. For roses, Victorian flower languages play a key role in the meanings of the colors for roses therefore, things may not align quite as you expect.

Red: Romance, Passion

Orange: Enthusiasm, Desire

Violet: Enchantment, Love at first sight

Pink: Gratitude, Devotion

White: Purity, Solemnity

Black: Not naturally occurring - black roses are symbolic for their creator (leave a rose in black ink, stem-down for a day or so)