Hibiscus sabdariffa L.

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

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
status

 

Hibiscus sabdariffa L. 

Names.

Myanmar: bilat-chinbaung, chinbaung-ni, chin-bong, chinebaune, phat-swon-pan, sum-bawng. English: Indian sorrel, Jamaica sorrel, rozelle, sorrel.

Range.

Tropical Africa; now widely cultivated and naturalized throughout the tropics. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Uses.

Leaf: Used as an emollient. Seed: Used to treat debility.

Notes.

In India the enlarged succulent calyx is boiled in water, and the resulting drink used for biliousness; the leaf, calyx and seed are used as an antscorbutic and diuretic; and the fruit is used as an antiscorbutic ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). Medicinal uses ot the species in Taiwan and in the Philippines are given in Perry (1980).

Due to its high intestinal antiseptic action, the species is used in treating arteriosclerosis ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Hibiscus