The Hibiscus plant is an ornamental, flowering plant that commonly grows in tropical and subtropical regions around the globe. It belongs to the Malvaceae family. There are about 200 species of Hibiscus are known to exist. Generally this popular tropical plant features large, brightly colored, crepe-paper like flowers.
The Hibiscus flower is the Hawaii’s state flower.
The Hibiscus flower is a large, conspicuous tropical flower that shaped like a trumpet. It has five or more petals. This tropical flower comes in bright and vibrant colors. It may be white, yellow, orange, pink, red, and purple.
These tropical flowers bloom in late July or early August. They repeatedly bloom throughout the season.
The exact origin of these flowering plants is unknown.
Hibiscus tropical plants have multiple uses. They are widely grown for their showy large flowers and used as landscape shrubs. These flowering plants also can be grown indoors.
Hibiscus flowers can be used for decoration, for paper, and as a food product. Many people used this tropical flower as an ingredient for sauces, curries and chutney. The Hibiscus flower can be used in yougurts, ice creams, jellies, cakes and tarts. These tropical flowers have a lovely, tart citrus taste. They make great tea and tonic that is naturally high in vitamins, minerals, laxative and antioxidants. Hibiscus tea is popular in cocktails in the Caribbean. In China, Hibiscus is used as a coffee substitute.
Additionally, Hibiscus flowers have many medicinal uses. These tropical flowers can improve digestion, lower high blood pressure, enchance the liver function and regularize the menstrual cycle. They also have a reputation for a calming and cooling affect on the body. The Hibiscus flower also is used in many diet formulas.
The chemicals in Hibiscus flowers are used to stimulate hair growth and to prevent premature graying, hair loss and scalp disorders. The natural oil in the Hibiscus flower acts as a good conditioner. This tropical flower can be used as natural dye for hair.
In Jamaica and some African countries this tropical flower is used to polish shows.
This tropical flower is one of the most beautiful creations of nature. The Hibiscus flower symbolizes and stands for delicate and fragile beauty.
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