There are many uses of hibiscus, including beauty, medicines and dyes. Do you know that some tribes are using this flower for fighting cancer?
There are 5000 varieties in China rose or shoe flower, Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa sinensis). There are many uses of hibiscus, including beauty tips, medicines and dyes. Do you know that some tribes are using this flower for cancer? Many colors of Hibiscus are available. Of all these white one has much importance in medicine.
- The chemicals in hibiscus flower helps in growth of hair. It reduces dandruff and makes the hair black.
- The natural oil in this flower acts as a good conditioner
- This flower can be used as natural dye for hair
- The oil in this flower can be applied to the skin of patients who are suffering from cellulite which makes the skin to glow
- The ash obtained by burning the flower and leaves of this flower can be applied to eyebrows which glazes them black
- This flower can be used as shoe polish by rubbing it on the shoe
- Hibiscus flower can be used as contraceptive. The oil from this flower is used for abortion in some tribes in Jamaica.
- Jamaicans use this flower in herbal tea as it contains many minerals and vitamins
- The juice from these leaves and flowers can regularize the menstrual cycle
- Ayurveda says the medicine made from its roots can be used as a prevention of venereal diseases
- According to traditional medicine if we eat the buds of white hibiscus flowers early in the morning on empty stomach it should cure all the diseases. We can mix sugar if we are unable to eat directly.
- This flower improves digestion. Hence raw flowers are eaten by Hawaiian people, and Chinese eat this flower by making pickle.
- The fiber from this stem is qualitative. This can be used in manufacturing of clothes, nets and paper.
- The roots of hibiscus are boiled in oil until the water gets evaporated. Then the oil can be applied to the wounds caused by cancer. This can be very useful in initial stage of cancer.
- According to the traditional medicine, the flowers of white Hibiscus can be dried in the shade of neem tree. Then they can be powdered and it can be used to fight all cancers.
Presently research is being conducted on this flower. Let us wait for the results and see how many more uses this flower has!