Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hibiscus Plant Uses


Hibiscus (Malvaceae) There is 200-220 species of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae they live in subtropical and tropical regions. They are commonly called hibiscus flowers. They are one of the most popular plants for landscapes. Hibiscus flowers is also a primary ingredient in many herbal teas in today's stores.

Kenaf (Hibiscus Cannabin Us)

The Kenaf is the main stem and branches and the stems and branches have many uses such as making paper, weaving cloth for clothes. Kenaf is a great insulation. Kenaf is also used to make cordage like rope. The bark of the hibiscus contains strong fibers which is used to make grass skirts like you see in Hawaii. The hibiscus makes for a great survival plant.

(Hibiscus Sabdariffa)

(Hibiscus sabdariffa) is used as a vegetable and to make herbal teas and jams. Used in Mexico, for a drink known as agua de Jamaica and is quite popular for its color, it tastes just like cranberry juice. Dieters or people with kidney problems often take it without adding sugar for its beneficial properties and as a natural diuretic. It is made by boiling the dehydrated flowers once it boils, allowed to cool then drink with ice. Find recipes in the resource section of this article.

White Hibiscus Flowers

Used as medicine: Still to this day in many countries a type of diet for preparations and surgical procedures for the treatment of various ailments for example, use of herbs, massage, and specialized diets.

Red Hibiscus (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis)

Use for hair care purposes the red flower and leaves, extract are a simple application that involves soaking the leaves and the flowers in water. Then grinded while wet to make a thick paste to make a natural shampoo. The flower petals are used to cure fever while the roots are used to cure cough
which can be applied on hair to tackle dandruff on the scalp. It is used to make hair-protective oils much like modern day hair conditioners.

In the Philippines, Gumamela the Local Name For Hibiscus

Is used by children for making bubbles the flowers and leaves are crushed until the sticky juices come out then straws or bubble sticks are used for blowing bubbles.

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  1. I have hibiscus plants and I tried to make bubbles. Hibiscus really does make bubbles. Really good bubbles!

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