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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Scientific Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis | English: Chinese Hibiscus | Sanskrit: Japaa, Rudrapushpa | Hindi: Jasund, Gudhal | Bengali: Jaba phula| Marathi: Jaswand | Tamil: Cembarutti, Sapattup-pu | Telugu: Mandara puvvu, Javapushpamu | Malayalam: Chemparati| Kannada: Dasavala |

Medicinal Uses:

Refrigerant (Helps reduce body heat), Emollient (Softens the skin), Demulcent, Hair conditioner. Blood purifier, Antioxidant, Anticancer.

Traditional uses:

  1. Hibiscus oil is excellent for hair growth. It also helps prevent premature greying of hair.

  2. A fine paste of the tender leaves is used for hair wash. It is an excellent conditioner, nourishes the hair roots and protects the hair shaft from damage.

  3. A poultice of the leaves can be used as a cooling aid when one is suffering from excessive body heat, burning sensation on the scalp or from recurrent infections of the hair follicles.

  4. The flowers can be used to make a herbal tea which is an excellent blood purifier and a liver tonic.

Disclaimer: For the untrained eye, many plants appear similar. Do not attempt to harvest and use herbs until and unless you are familiar with herb identification and usage.

If you want to use any of the herbs mentioned on these blogs, please do so under the guidance of a doctor or a holistic practitioner. You can also write to us at for usage information specific to your issue.



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