Charity Gansu Rose (1.5oz) | 慈善甘肃玫瑰

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Sourcing: These beautiful, fragrant roses are newly harvested and sun-dried in May 2021, in Ku Shui County, Lanzhou, the capital of China's Gansu Province. We've sourced these beautiful flowers from micro-farms with the help of EGRC, an NGO dedicated to providing education to girls in rural China.

By purchasing these roses, you are funding a free university education and opportunities beyond for young women in rural Western China. You will receive an electronic thank you letter upon purchase.

This variety of these roses is called “Ku Shui" (Bitter Water) after the county where they grow the best. Records show that Ku Shui inhabitants have been growing roses since 1746. They are an incredible representation of the beauty of Lanzhou and have been the city's official flower since 1984.  

Organically grown and naturally sun-dried without preservatives or pesticides. 

Common Chinese Name:  玫瑰花 (mei gui hua)

Common English Name: Rosebuds

Scientific Name: Rosa rugosa

Common Form: small bud of dark pink rose flower, dried

TCM Five Flavors: Sweet; Slightly Bitter

TCM Energetics: Warm

Meridian Affiliation: Liver; Spleen

TCM Benefits:

  • Moves Qi and Blood
  • Harmonizes the Liver and Spleen
  • Dispels stagnation (esp in the chest)


  • Treats chest tightness, rib-side pain
  • Relieves belching and improves poor appetite
  • Balances mood by removing stagnation
  • Helps with PMS symptoms and painful menstruation

Cooking Suggestions:

  • Steep 1 tbsp of dried rose in 1 cup of hot water for 10-15 minutes
  • Add to oatmeal

Notes and Safety:

  • Generally safe for consumption in moderation. It has a very long history of culinary and medicinal use. 

*Images of actual farm and harvest

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