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Hibiscus sabdariffa information about medicinal uses and other uses of the plant

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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Hibiscus sabdariffa?
If you know websites containing any information about Hibiscus sabdariffa please link to them.
asked Nov 28, 2015 in Ethnobotany by Things That Matter (64,080 points)

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Here is some basic information about Hibiscus sabdariffa and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Hibiscus sabdariffa.

 

Hibiscus sabdariffa basic info
Scientific Name: Hibiscus sabdariffa L..
Family: Malvaceae.
Genus: Hibiscus.
Common names in English: Jamaica-sorrel, red-sorrel, roselle, sorrel.
For common names of Hibiscus sabdariffa in different languages - See link
Description: Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is an annual or perennial herb or woody-based subshrub, native to West Africa. Although roselle has well documented hypotensive effects, Hibiscus has one of the highest levels of antioxidants of any widely available food. - for more info about Hibiscus sabdariffa See link

 

Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Hibiscus sabdariffa
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link

 

Hibiscus sabdariffa in other websites
Hibiscus sabdariffa common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Hibiscus sabdariffa - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Hibiscus sabdariffa - See link.

 

answered Nov 28, 2015 by herbal medicine info (164,060 points)
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