- Plant Specifications
Scientific name: Hibiscus Sabdariffa
Introduction and botany:
Hibiscus plant is one of the important medicinal and industrial plants. This plant can grow up to 3 meters in height. It has a green or red stem and white flowers with a red center. This plant is especially for hot climates. And is cultivated in all tropical and warm regions. The petals of this plant are edible. And the fibers and wood of this plant are also used in industry. New leaves and thin stems of the hibiscus are mostly used in salads. The cooked green leaves are eaten alone or in combination with vegetables, meat, and fish. Green leaves can be used as edible vegetables. Hibiscus or red tea is made from the petals of the Hibiscus plant and in many parts of the world it is consumed as a hot or cold drink. Hibiscus has cooling properties for the body, hence it can be considered in summers.
Properties and active ingredients:
Antihypertensive, appetite suppressant, blood thinner, laxative
The most important chemical compounds:
Oxalic acid, Malic acid, Citric acid, Stearic acid, Tartaric acid
Advantages of cultivation in Halikook farms
Proper planting pattern, use of drip irrigation method and minimal use of chemical pesticides
Application in industry
Its petals are used to prepare various drinks, ice cream, chocolates and cakes. The red color of its petals is used as a drink and food coloring.