Liber Herbarum Minor (English)
The incomplete reference-guide to Herbal medicine


Chinese hibiscus





Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Cultivated red hibiscus, Garden rosemallow, Hawaiian hibiscus, Hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Red hibiscus, Shoeblackplant, Shoe-flower, Shoe plant


Hibiscus rosa sinensis L., Hibiscus rosa sinesis L.


Blossom, foliage, Inner bark, Unspecified

Diseases & Uses

Ungrouped Diseases & Uses

Ache, Aches, Adstringent, Alleviating, Analgesic, Anodyne, Antalgic, Antispasmodic, aperient, aphrodisiac, Astrigent, Astringent, Cataplasm, catharic, Cathartic, Chronic pain, compress, convulsive state, Coolant, cooling, cosmetic, Cramp, Cramps, Demulcent, Emetic, emollient, Emollients, erythremia and cellulitis, fomentation, Increases sexual desire, induce vomiting, Laxative, Love drug, mitigating, Moisturizers, movements of the bowel, Pain, painful disorders, Painkiller, pain relief, pain relieving, Pains, pains in general, pain stilling, palliative, polisher, poultice, purgative, Refrigerant, Refrigerent, relax spasms, spasm, Spasmolytic, vomitive

Women's diseases

Absence of a menstrual period, Amenorrhea, Amenorrhoea, Amenorrhœa, Amenorrhoea, encourages menstruation, Erratic periods, Irregular cycles, irregular menstruation, irregular period, Irregular periods, promote the onset of menstruation, Regulate menstruation

Other uses

Cosmetics, cosmetic use

TCM - Traditional Chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine, Used in traditional Chinese medicin

Local (Geographical) use

Phytomedical used in French Guiana, Phytomedical use in Brazil, Phytomedical use in Cyprus, Phytomedical use in Samoa, Phytomedical use in the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana), Used in Bangladesh


 ascorbic acid, Calcium, fat, Fibres, Hentriacontane, iron, Niacin, Nitrogen, phosphorus, Quercetin, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, water, Β-Carotene

Source: LiberHerbarum/Pn3366

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