Thursday, 12 February 2015

Importance of Hibiscus Plant

    Hibiscus is a bushy annual plant.  Various parts of the plant are used to make spices, soups, sauces, shampoos, etc. The flowers and leaves are used to make more natural medicines and have various health benefits. Hibiscus is now largely cultivated on tropical and subtropical regions, especially in Sudan, Egypt, Thailand, Mexico, and China.  Hibiscus plant is made up of more plant acids, including citric acid, malic acid, tartaric acid and allo-hydroxycitric acids.


How to grow Hibiscus

         The hibiscus flower best in temperatures between 60 F – 90 F and cannot tolerate temps below 32 F. Each spices of hibiscus will grow based on weather conditions. So buy spices of hibiscus based on your location and weather conditions. When it is in blooming stage it needs more amount of water. In warm weather hibiscus will need daily watering and in winter when the soil is dry to the touch it needs less quantity of water or even we can spray water through pipes. In order to save plant stem and root from insects in summer use potassium fertilizers and normally once in a week use diluted liquid fertilizers. 

hibiscus plantation

Health benefits of Hibiscus

  • Hibiscus tea will maintain our cholesterol level.
  • Powdered hibiscus will maintain our blood pressure and blood sugar level.
  • Crushed leaves and flowers of hibiscus will maintain hair growth and reduce hair fall.
  • Powdered leaves and flowers of hibiscus boiled with gingelly oil will give shining and soft hair and reduce dandruff even we can also use hibiscus shampoos.

hibiscus tea

   Note: Before using any product of hibiscus consult your physician for dosage and quantity.

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