Thursday, March 7, 2013
Hibiscus mutabilis flower
Also known as "Cotton rosemallow" from the Malvaceae family, it is native to Southern China.
Traditionally, the leaves and flowers are used to treat swellings and skin infections. Mucilage (a thick, gluey substance produced by nearly all plants) extracted from the leaves and flowers are used to ease childbirth.
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