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Rosa Moschata (Musk Rose) is a species of Rose long in cultivation. Its wild origins are uncertain but are suspected to lie in the western Himalayas.

Rose Moschata is a shrub (to 3m) with single white 5 cm flowers in a loose cyme or corymb, blooming on new growth from late spring until late autumn in warm climates, or from late summer onwards in cool - summer climates. The sepals are 2 cm long with slender points. The flowers have a characteristic "Musky" scent, emanating from the stamens, which is also found in some of its descendants.

Rosa Moschata (Musk Rose) is a species of rose native to Europe or Asia, it is now grown in Chile in rainy and cold climates.

Rosa Moschata is native to the areas Chile and Argentina. However, it is this from southern Chile, as it grows in demanding climates, unspoilt, clean, wet wilds of Patagonia, due to it's chemical composition and properties of regeneration is considered as the best raw material for the production of oil Rosa Mosqueta (Rose Hip Oil).

It has been contended that no truly wild examples of the Musk Rose have been found, though it is recorded in cultivation as least as far back as the 16th century.

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Natural oil from the seeds of wild Musk Rose contains transretinoic acid, omega - 6, omega - 3 and Vitamin A.

This oil is very rich in Vitamins A, C, E, B1 and B2 and polyunsaturated fatty acids omega - 6 and omega - 3, accompanied by a high concentration of natural antioxidants, such as Vitamin E and Beta - Carotene.
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