Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Botanical Name:
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Jaswandhi consists of dried leaves & flowers of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn, Family Malvaceae

Common Name(s) in English & Indian Languages
Sanskrit: Japapushpa
Assamese: Jaba
Bengali: Joba
English: Hibiscus
Guajarati: Jasud
Hindi: Gudhal, Gurhal, Jassoon, Jasund
Kannada: Dasavana
Malayalam: Aimparutti, Cemparatti, Jampa, Japa
Marathi: Jaswand
Oriya: China Pangpar, Chinnpang-Par, Midumpangpar, Rudrapushpa
Tamil: Shapa-Tup
Telugu: Dasnamu
Urdu: Gul Gurhal Taza, Gul-E-Gurhal

Botanical description:
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L. is a small evergreen perennial tree that can grow up to 3.6 m tall. It produces flower all year round. The large glossy leaves are ovate, alternate and vary in colour from pale green to dark green, with serrated edges. The flowers have five petals, and their colour varies but are mostly red.

Parts used:
Leaves & flowers

Major chemical constituent:

Therapeutic uses:
• Antianxiety
• Anticancer
• Anticonvulsant
• Antifertility
• Antioxidant
• Hepatoprotective
• Hypoglycaemic
• Hypolipidaemic
• Wound healing

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