Hibiscus Medicinal Uses

In fevers, an infusion of the flowers help to reduce body temperature.


(Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) Hibiscus is one of the most common garden shrubs used for hedges. It grows in any soil with little care. The flower is solitary, half opened in the morning, but as the weather warms up, it opens fully. The foliage of this shrub is deep green in color or variegated.

Parts Used: The whole plant

Medicinal Use

  • Coughs and colds
  • Gentle laxative and a softener of inflamed parts
  • Soothes internal and external wounds and sores, it also soothes the alimentary tract and relieves inflammation
  • Lowers body heat

How to Use

  • The decoction of hibiscus roots is used for coughs and colds.
  • The leaves make a gentle laxative and soften inflamed parts.
  • The application of the crush flowers soothes external wounds and sores. The infusion of the petals of the flower soothes and protects the alimentary tract, relieves inflammation and lowers body heat.
  • In fevers, an infusion of the flowers help to reduce body temperature.

To know more on how to prepare and use herbs, visit How to Use Plant Material as Medicine

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  1. I never knew that beyond its beauty lies some medicinal value.

  2. Thanks for sharing…

  3. Nice write dear ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  4. Nice share

  5. I enjoy seeing Hibiscus, but had no idea of its herbal value. Learn new things. Great share.

  6. I have heard the leaves and petals are used in making hair oil and shampoo to prevent greying and hair loss.

  7. because we have evolved so much we have forgotten that plants are not only signs of beauty but of cures too, wow thanks for sharing.

  8. Its a common plant in my area, tanks 4 sharing

  9. Nice one Gift cheers

  10. great information. Hibisucs is the national flower of our neighbour country Malaysia.
    By the way Gift, I understand that for expecting mothers, taking hibiscus is dangerous.

  11. Interesting!

  12. It is not only a beautiful flower but with properties i didn’t know. Another great share! Thank you.

  13. I love your post..Thanks!

  14. thank you for sharing your wisdom and research. Well done.

  15. I never knew all this, thank you for the information.

  16. I had no idea, gift. Thanks for sharing this information with us.

  17. How do you get the roots of a plant? That would be useful to know.
    Good job.

  18. nice post

  19. This was very nicely done research.

  20. A very beautiful flower with lots of medicinal properties.

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