Hibiscus schizopetalus (Dyer) Hook.f.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 114

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

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scientific name

Hibiscus schizopetalus (Dyer) Hook.f.
status

 

Hibiscus schizopetalus (Dyer) Hook.f. 

Names.

Myanmar: khaung-yan, khaung-yan-ywet-hla, mawk-manu, mawkmnae, pan-swe-le. English: fringed hibiscus, rose of China, shoe flower.

Range.

Tropical East Africa. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Uses.

Fruit: Used as stomachic and emollient.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991) as follows: The leaf is used as an emollient, anodyne, and laxative; the flower as an emollient, aphrodisiac, and decoction for bronchial catarrh; also for excessive menstruation, fever, and skin disease. The root is used to treat gonorrhea. Medicinal uses of this species in China are discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985). Here the leaves and flowers are made into a paste and used as a poultice on cancerous swellings and mumps; the flowers are also used for carbuncles, mumps, fever, fistula, and cancerous and other sores. Perry (1980) discusses the medicinal uses of the species in China, Indo-China, the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Duke and Ayensu (1985) include a significant amount of information on the chemistry of the species.

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Hibiscus