HIBISCUS ROSA SINENSIS (Shoe-Flower)
HIBISCUS ROSA SINENSIS
There are several varieties of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, bearing flowers of different colours. The one with deep red flowers and seems to be the best for medicinal purposes. It is very much useful as a contraceptive. Paste of flowers is applied into hair-scalp to blacken hairs as hair-dye. The drug is used as a substitute for Althaea. It is advised not to take it in cases of asthama, colds etc.