Hibiscus sabdariffa: Roselle

The roselle [Hibiscus sabdariffa] is a species of Hibiscus native to the Old World tropics, used for the production of bast fibre and as an infusion. It is an annual or perennial herb or woody-based sub-shrub.

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The roselle is known as the rosella or rosella fruit in Australia. It is also known as rosela in Indonesia, asam belanda in Malaysia.

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The plant is considered to have antihypertensive properties. Hibiscus, specifically Roselle, has been used in folk medicine as a diuretic, mild laxative, and treatment for cardiac and nerve diseases and cancer. It is a popular houseplant.

Photos: HortPark,  Singapore, 20120609

Source: Wikipedia

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