Hibiscus cannabinus L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 113

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Hibiscus cannabinus L.
status

 

Hibiscus cannabinus L. 

Names.

Myanmar: chin-baung-gyi, chin-baung-kha, kenaf. English: bastard jute, bimli jute, bimlipatum jute, Bombay hemp, Deckaner hemp, Indian hemp.

Range.

Probably Africa. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Use.

Leaf: Used a as a laxative.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991) as follows: The leaf is used as a purgative; the juice of the flower is used with black pepper and sugar to cure acidity and biliousness; the seed is applied externally to bruises and pains; also used as an aphrodisiac and as a fattening substance. This species also yields a good fiber, much like jute, and is similarly used; also the seeds yield an oil that is burned in Africa ( Bailey and Bailey 1976).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Hibiscus