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HIBISCUS MUTABILIS

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Family ► Malvaceae.

Habitat ► Native to China; planted in the hedges of gardens.

English ► Cotton-Rose, ChineseRose, Confederate Rose.

Ayurvedic ► Sthala-Padam, Sthal- Kamal.

Siddha/Tamil ► Irratai-vellaichemba- rattam, Sembarattai.

Action ► Flower—used in pectoral and pulmonary affections. Leaf and flower—expectorant, bechic, anodyne. Used in menorrhagia, dysuria, swellings, fistulae, wounds and burns.

The flowers contain quercetin, kaempferol, betulinic acid, hexyl stearate, tetratriacontanol, nonacosane, stigmasta-3, 7-dione, stigmasta-4-ene- one and beta-sitosterol. Flowers collected in the morning gave no an- thocyanin; maximum anthocyanin is found in the afternoon.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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