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Chinese hibiscus

Plant Names
English Chinese hibiscus, GARDEN ROSEMALLOW, Hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, SHOE-BLACK-PLANT, Shoe-flower, Shoe plant
Latin Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linnaeus
Diseases & Uses
Diseases Ache, Aches, Adstringent, Alleviating, Analgesic, Anodyne, Anti-spasmodic, aperient, Aphrodisiac, Astrigent, Astringent, Cataplasm, catharic, compress, convulsive state, cooling, cosmetic, Cramp, Cramps, Demulcent, emollient, fomentation, Increases sexual desire, Laxative, mitigating, movements of the bowel, Pain, painful disorders, painkiller, pain relief, pain relieving, Pains, pain stilling, palliative, polisher, poultice, purgative, Refrigerant, Refrigerent, relax spasms, Spasm, Spasmolytic
Women's diseases Absence of a menstrual period, Amenorrhea, Amenorrhœa, Amenorrhoea, encourages menstruation, promote the onset of menstruation
 ascorbic acid, Beta-carotene, Calcium, fat, Fibres, Hentriacontane, iron, Niacin, Nitrogen, phosphorus, Quercetin, Riboflavin, Thiamine, water

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Diseases & UsesPlant parts ↔ Method of use
alleviating, Demulcent, mitigating, palliative?
Amenorrhoea, Absence of a menstrual period, Amenorrhœa, Amenorrhea, encourages menstruation, promote the onset of menstruation?
analgesic, Pain, Ache, Aches, Anodyne, painful disorders, painkiller, pain relief, pain-relieving, Pains, pain stilling?
Antispasmodic, cramp, spasm, convulsive state, Cramps, relax spasms, Spasmolytic?
Aphrodisiac, Increases sexual desire?
Astringent, Adstringent, Astrigent?
cooling, Refrigerant, Refrigerent?
laxative, aperient, catharic, movements of the bowel, purgative?
Poultice, Cataplasm, compress, fomentation?
Source: LiberHerbarum/Pn3366