Native to temperate and warm, subtropical and tropical regions around the world, the hibiscus plants are flowering plants in the mallow family. There are over 200 species of this plant of which ‘Chinese Hibiscus’ and ‘Rose of Sharon’ are commonly grown.
•There are over 200 species of this plant.
•Kenaf, a species of Hibiscus, is used in paper making. Scientific name of Kenaf is ‘Hibiscus cannabinus’.
•Hibiscus syriacus(Rose of Sharon) is the national flower of South Korea, while Hibiscus rosa-sinensis(Chinese Hibiscus) is the national flower of Malaysia.
•Some of its species are now being used as a natural source to produce food colors.
•In Hinduism, Hibiscus is an important flower as it is offered to goddess Kali and Lord Ganesha.
•Herbal teas and other edible products produced of Hibiscus are consumed in many parts of the world especially the Caribbean.
•Hibiscus bark is used to make grass skirts and wigs. Also, in Indian medicine, hubiscus flowers are an important ingredients of a hair oil made to prevent hair loss. It is also used in Chinese medicine
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