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Hibiscus surattensis L.
Scientific Synonyms:

Previous name used in the website: Hibiscus surattensis
Family name: MALVACEAE
English name: Bush Sorrel
Wild Sour
Bush Althea
Sinhala name: Heen napiriththa (හීන් නාපිරිත්තා)
Tamil name: Kashlikirai
Kattuppuliccai
Sanskrit name: Available soon
Conservation status: Available soon
Description: Herb or under-shrub, up to 1.5 m or more; stems slender, pubescent with hairs. Leaf lamina 4.5-9x5-11.5(-3) cm, deeply 3-5-palmately-lobed; petioles 4-10 cm long. Flowers yellow with purple centre, solitary, axillary, 10 cm diameter; pediciles up to 6 cm or more; corolla lobes 3-5 x1.5-4.5 cm . Capsule 12-15 x 10-12 mm.
Native Distribution Status: Native
Edible parts: Available soon
Treatment for: Paralysis
Epilepsy
Convulsions
Spasm
Pulmonary diseases
Venereal disease
Cutaneous, subcutaneous parasitic infections
Loss of appetite
Fevers
Oedema
Abscesses
Snake Bites
Pustules
Parts used in Treatment: Leaves
Roots
Fruits
Related Medical Properties: Febrifuge
Laxative
Anti-abortifacient
Further Information: Kew Garden’s Medicinal Plant Names Services




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