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Hibiscus syriacus 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 syriacus?
If you know websites containing any information about Hibiscus syriacus 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 syriacus and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Hibiscus syriacus.


Hibiscus syriacus basic info
Scientific Name: Hibiscus syriacus L..
Family: Malvaceae.
Genus: Hibiscus.
Common names in English: shrub-althaea, Syrian hibiscus, Syrian ketmia.
For common names of Hibiscus syriacus in different languages - See link
Description: Hibiscus syriacus is a hardy deciduous shrub native to much of Asia. Common names include Rose of Sharon (North America), rose mallow (United Kingdom) and St Joseph's rod (Italy). It is the national flower of South Korea. - for more info about Hibiscus syriacus See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Hibiscus syriacus
*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 syriacus in other websites
Hibiscus syriacus 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 syriacus - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Hibiscus syriacus - See link.


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