Health Benefits of Rosepink

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Rosepink Quick Facts
Name: Rosepink
Scientific Name: Sabbatia angularis
Origin It is found in the Middle and Southern States usually prefering low meadow ground, but sometimes growing in uplands, in woods and old fields.
Shapes Cylindrical capsule, 5/8 -7/8 inch (1.7 - 2.2 cm) long
This plant is common to most parts of the United States. There are many species and colours: the English distinguish between them by using the red Centaury in diseases of the blood, the yellow in choleric diseases, and the white in those of phlegm and water. Variety and habitat is not only limited to colour; the Centaury family will grow in many soil conditions—moist meadows, among high grass, on the prairies and in damp ditch soil. It flowers from June to September and is best gathered at this time. The flowers close at night and the American variety is considered preferable to the European.

It is found on the wet sand of lakeshores and moist or grassy swales which are associated with former lakeshores areas including intermittent wetlands, coastal plain marshes and even dune pannes. Flowering stems are multi-branched, 4-angled near the base rise up from the basal rosette in the second year which bears small, fragrant and rose pink flowers in flat topped terminal cymes. Flowers have five petals, corolla lobes and star shaped and greenish-yellow center. The flower blooms from June to September. Leaves are stalkless, egg shaped, opposite, broad oval to heart shaped with clasping bases. Seed capsules are single celled about 1/3 inches (8 mm.) long. Each capsule has tiny seeds which could be blown by the wind or float on water. Root system is fibrous and shallow.

Name Rosepink
Scientific Name Sabbatia angularis
Native It is found in the Middle and Southern States usually prefering low meadow ground, but sometimes growing in uplands, in woods and old fields.
Common/English Name Bitter Bloom, Rose Pink, Bitter Clover, Square-stemmed rose-pink
Name in Other Languages English: Bitterbloom, Common rose-pink, Rose-pink, Rosepink,
Square-stemmed rose gentian, Angled rose pink, Bitter-bloom, Common rose pink, Square-stemmed rose pink, Square-stemmed sabatia
Plant Growth Habit Annual or short-lived perennial herb
Plant Size 6 – 28 inches (15 – 70 cm) tall
Part used The whole herb
Stem Erect, smooth, square
Leaf Heart shaped
Flowering Season July to August
Flower Bright, rose-pink
Fruit shape & size Cylindrical capsule, 5/8 -7/8 inch (1.7 – 2.2 cm) long
Traditional uses
  • It is used in old American remedy for dyspepsia, febrile diseases and convalescence from fevers.
  • It is used to strengthen stomach and also promotes digestion.
  • It is used to aid joint pains and rheumatic pains.
Folk Medicine

Rosepink tea and a home extract, usually prepared with vodka, is given in cases of high blood pressure, liver and gall-bladder malfunctions. The bitter tonic is antiseptic in stomach sickness, working with nature without destroying the necessary secretions which stimulate desirable digestion and appetite. The parasitic tape worm cannot hold its circlet of hooks and suckers which enable it to maintain livelihood in the mucous membrane of the intestines of its host when Rosepink is taken persistently.

References:

https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=30005#null

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabatia_angularis

https://gakrakow.github.io/profiles/sabatia_capitata.pdf

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=280815

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