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The incomplete reference-guide to Herbal medicine


Chinese hibiscus





Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Cultivated red hibiscus, Garden rosemallow, Hawaiian hibiscus, Hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Red hibiscus, Shoeblackplant, Shoe-flower, Shoe plant


Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Hibiscus rosa sinesis L.

Plant parts

Endodermis, Leaf

Diseases & Uses


Ache, Aches, Adstringent, Alleviating, Analgesic, Anodyne, Antalgic, Antispasmodic, aperient, aphrodisiac, Astrigent, Astringent, Cataplasm, catharic, compress, convulsive state, cooling, cosmetic, cramp, cramps, Demulcent, emollient, erythremia and cellulitis, fomentation, Increases sexual desire, Laxative, mitigating, movements of the bowel, Pain, painful disorders, painkiller, pain relief, pain relieving, Pains, pain stilling, palliative, polisher, Poultice, Purgative, Refrigerant, Refrigerent, relax spasms, spasm, Spasmolytic

Women's diseases

Absence of a menstrual period, Amenorrhea, Amenorrhœa, Amenorrhoea, encourages menstruation, promote the onset of menstruation

Local (Geographical) use

Phytomedical use in Brazil, Phytomedical use in Cyprus, Phytomedical use in Samoa


 ascorbic acid, Beta-carotene, Calcium, fat, Fibres, Hentriacontane, iron, Niacin, Nitrogen, phosphorus, Quercetin, Riboflavin, Thiamine, water

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