English name: Hibiscus, Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose mallow and Shoeblackplant
Malay name: Bunga raya
Chinese name: 大红花

Botanical name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Family: Malvaceae

Plant type: Flowering plant

Potted plant: Potted hibiscus


  • Both flowers and other parts of the plant can be used to make medicine
  • Hibiscus is used as an ingredient in herbal tea, candied and as a garnish
  • Lower high blood pressure
  • Lower high cholesterol
  • Reduce levels of sugar and fats in the blood
  • The hibiscus fruit acid increase the production of breast milk
  • Treats infections, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses

Nutritional Value:

Table 1: Nutrient values and weights for brewed hibiscus tea