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Malvaceae

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linnaeus var. rosa-sinensis
Hibiscus
Native to east Asia


First image of traditional variety, still persisting in the rainforest in old gardens. Innumerable cultivars.
Hibiscus leaves are crushed and used as a shampoo.
The hibiscus flower is made into a tea or the double flower is used as a juice by drawing it and adding lime juice and sugar.

local medicinal uses