Common names:- Rose of Sharon rose mallow and St Joseph’s rod .
Species: H. syriacus
Its leaves were brewed into an herbal tea and its flowers are eaten
Rose of Sharon has medicinal uses. Rose of Sharon is used externally as an emollient to soften and soothe the skin, as well as used internally for digestive disorders.
The essential oil is believed to smooth wrinkles as well as stop bothersome external itching and other skin conditions.
The bark contains several medically active constituents, including mucilage, carotenoids, sesquiterpenes and anthocyanidins.
The root bark has anti-inflammatory, soothing, calming, fever reducing abilities.
It is also used in the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, abdominal pain, leucorrhoea, menstruation cramping.
Common name:- Rose mallow.
Dried hibiscus is edible,. It can also be candied and used as a garnish.
In the Indian traditional system of medicine, Ayurveda, hibiscus, especially white hibiscus and red hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), is considered to have medicinal properties.
The roots are used to make various concoctions believed to cure ailments such as cough, hair loss or hair greying. As a hair treatment, the flowers are boiled in oil along with other spices to make a medicated hair oil.