Hibiscus sabdariffa profile

Written by Maggie

Dec 16 2020

Hibiscus sabdariffa profile

Hibiscus sabdariffa, also known as roselle, roselle, sabella, etc., is an annual herb of the hibiscus genus in the Malvaceae family. Hibiscus sabdariffa looks like grass cotton, upright, up to more than 1 meter, the main stem is multi-branched, the flowers are open in summer and autumn, the flowering period is long, the corolla is yellow, the sepals and epicalyx are rose red, and the stems and petioles are often light rose. , Green and yellow, very beautiful and lovely.

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Hibiscus sabdariffa

Morphological characteristics of Hibiscus sabdariffa

Hibiscus sabdariffa is conical or irregular as a whole, 2.5-4cm long and 2cm in diameter. The calyx is purplish red to purplish black, 5-lobed, and the lobes are lanceolate. The lower part of Hibiscus sabdariffa shows a small bracteole healing with the calyx, about 10-lobed, draped Needle-shaped, the base has a cavity left after removing the fruit. The Hibiscus sabdariffa corolla is yellowish brown, with linear stripes on the outer surface, yellowish brown at the base of the inner surface, and occasionally sparse shag. Light body and crisp. Slightly fragrant and sour.

Origin distribution

Hibiscus sabdariffa is native to tropical regions of the Eastern Hemisphere and is now cultivated in tropical regions all over the world. Hibiscus sabdariffa is cultivated in Fujian, Taiwan, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi and southern Yunnan.

Hibiscus sabdariffa flower tea

Hibiscus sabdariffa tea is brewed from Hibiscus sabdariffa. It belongs to the scented tea. Hibiscus sabdariffa has the effects of beauty, weight loss, and blood pressure reduction. It is especially suitable for women to drink. Contains flavor acid, vitamin C, elderberry glycosides, citric acid and other nutrients.

Hibiscus sabdariffa is good for balancing blood lipids, enhancing calcium absorption, promoting digestion, detoxification and diuresis, can relieve body fatigue, and relieve people who drink excessively. Hibiscus sabdariffa will stop growing at 10°C and wither at 5°C, so it is difficult to grow in temperate regions.

Hibiscus sabdariffa

Hibiscus sabdariffa legend story

There is also a saying that Hibiscus sabdariffa was transformed from Luoshen's blood and tears, and the flower color is red and gorgeous. When the hibiscus sabdariffa flower blooms in patches, the color is as red as blood, reflecting the river water and dyeing the blue sky red. The slender, bright red petals, like clusters of hunting and burning flames, rush straight into the blue sky of ninety thousand miles. The small, slightly narrow buds, like a drop of tears in the eyes of people, are bright and transparent, falling straight into the hearts of the viewers. Coquettish and sorrowful coexist, stubbornness and graceful contrast, among the ink-colored flowers and branches, dots of red fruits seem to be transformed from the most painful drop of blood in everyone's heart.

Hibiscus sabdariffa