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Hibiscus (Malvaceae – Mallow family)

The hibiscus has had a long history of use in Africa and neighboring tropical countries. Its fragrant flowers have been used in sachets and perfumes. They are considered aphrodesiac, demulcent, emmenagogue, emollient, and refrigerant.

The flowers and young leaves are edible. The flowers can be used to produce a dye for coloring food.

The Hibiscus is used as an offering to Goddess Kali and Lord Ganesh in Hindu worship



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interesting imformation....... i have just bought the same one as this.........

23 Oct, 2009

 

Didn't think these were hardy. Do you have to bring it in in the winter?

6 Dec, 2009

 

i have brought my new one in 4 the winter its in a pot and im going to plant it out in the spring..... i have others that are hardy...........

7 Dec, 2009

 

Valerie...I have never had any luck bringing them in for the winter....my cats like to eat them! so I have stopped purchasing them for now! But I do so love them, and the hummingbirds go nuts for them too!

=^..^=

9 Dec, 2009

 

lovely colour Healer - what's it's name ? I wonder if you can get it in the UK

3 Jan, 2010

 

CG...this is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, as to specific variety I do not have that anymore...sorry! =^..^=

4 Jan, 2010

 

Will add to my fav pics as a reminder of name incase I ever see it

4 Jan, 2010



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