Canina: Generalities

The Rosa Canina is a variety of wild rose, which can grow spontaneously in the woods and in the cliffs. Since ancient times it has been considered a flower with a double meaning; on the one hand, in fact, the Rosa Canina is characterized by the beauty and delicacy of the perfume of its buds, on the other hand by the trunk and the branches full of thorns, small and pointed, which represent an obstacle for anyone who comes close and desires to seize a rose. For these reasons the meaning attributed to the flower is twofold: delicacy and pleasure but at the same time also suffering and physical pain. Not to be forgotten are the calming and relaxing properties associated with infusions and extracts obtained with flower petals.