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Shoe flower

Scientific name of Shoe flower: Hibiscus Rosasinensis

Name of Shoe flower in different languages:-

English: Hibiscus, Rosemallow, Shoeflower

Hindi: Gurhal गुढ़ल

Malayalam: Chemparathy ചെമ്പരുത്തി

Plant description:

hibiscus (Hibiscus Rosasinensis) is also known as rose mallow, is a flowering shrub, an ornamental plant mainly used to make fence on borders, which is growing up to 8 feet tall, Leaves are heart-shaped, toothed margins, flowers found throughout the year, and different colored flowers are available with a trumpet-shaped, with five or more petals. In the Ayurveda, it has a significant role in the treatment of many of diseases including cardiac problems. Leaf of this plant can use instead of shampoos called Chemparathi Thaly in Kerala.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-ovate Margin-Toothed Venation-palmate
 ovate  Margin_Serrated--Forward-teething  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Root, leaf, flower.

Medicinal uses:

used in cardiac treatments, BP, overweight, increase immunity power, to get coolness on the head, can use instead of shampoo, anti dandruff.

How to prepare medicines:

It is one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

Vilangadi Gulika



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