Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Flower, leaf: leaf boiled, tea drunk for cough or headache


Leaf: Applied onto various swellings. Used to treat abcesses and to induce vomiting in NW Guyana.

Flower: Boiled and the extract used to treat delayed menses. In French Guiana, the double-flowered cultivar is preferentially used in a pectoral syrup for broncho-pulmonary disorders. Flowers in an infusion for an antitussive and grippe when mixed with leaves of Lantana camara, Justicia pectoralis, Macfadyena unguis-cati, Ocimum micranthum and tallow. Used for whooping cough in NW Guyana.
Flower Toxicity: abortive


Origin: Native to South Eastern Asia and cultivated throughout the world as decorative plants.

Pharmacological Activities
: Antianxiety, Anticancer, Anticonvulsant, Antifertility, Antioxidant, Hepatoprotective, Hypoglycaemic, Hypolipidaemic and Wound healing.

Native of China; grown in gardens throughout India.

Flower—used in impotency, bronchial catarrh.
Flower and bark—emmenagogue.
Leaf— stimulates expulsion of placenta after childbirth; laxative, anodyne.
Flower and root—used in menorrhagia.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Barret, Bruce Economic Botany vol. 48, nro. 1 .-- p. 8-20 1994

2) A guide to medicinal plants / Hwee Ling, Koh; Tung Kian, Chua; Chay Hoon, Tan. Singapore:  World vScientific Public Co. Pte. Ltd., 2009. p 289 p.

3) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.
Término aceptado: 17-Mar-2017