Munawwar HK, Raza M, Zafar S
Journal of Environmental Research and Development, 2013
Ibn Baytar says that according to Zakariya Al-Razi, the rose suppresses the Khumar (narcosis). Hence an experiment was undertaken to determine the anti-narcosis properties of the essential oil of rose. The sodium pentobarbitone induced hypnosis test was carried in rats. The rats were divided in two groups. The test group was given inhalation of rose oil while control group was given inhalation of distilled water. The analysis of pantobarbitone-induced sleeping time in rats reveals that the sleeping time in the test group was less than one-third of the control group and extremely significant difference was found confirming the anti-narcosis effects of inhalation of essential oil of Rosa damascena Mill.
Munawwar HK, Raza M, Zafar S. Anti-narcosis effects of essential oil of Rosa damascena Mill after inhalation in rats. J Environ Res Develop. 2013;7(4A):1610-1613.