Rose of Sharon

$12.00

20 in stock

SKU: AFGN-0123 Category:

Product Description

Young leaves – raw or cooked. A very mild flavour, though slightly on the tough side, they make an acceptable addition to the salad bowl. A tea is made from the leaves or the flowers. Flowers – raw or cooked. A mild flavour and mucilaginous texture, they are delightful in salads, both for looking at and for eating. Root – it is edible but very fibrousy. Mucilaginous, without very much flavour. The leaves are diuretic, expectorant and stomachic. A decoction of the flowers is diuretic, ophthalmic and stomachic. It is also used in the treatment of itch and other skin diseases, dizziness and bloody stools accompanied by much gas. The bark contains several medically active constituents, including mucilage, carotenoids, sesquiterpenes and anthocyanidins. A decoction of the root bark is antiphlogistic, demulcent, emollient, febrifuge, haemostatic and vermifuge. It is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery, abdominal pain, leucorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea and dermaphytosis.

Additional Information

Latin Name

Hibiscus syriacus

Family

Malvaceae

Size At Maturity

9’x6′

Usda Zone

Zone 5

Native Habitat

Woodland Garden_Sunny Edge;_Dappled Shade;_Hedge

Size of plant for sale

Bareroot shrub

Plant Description Source

Plants for a future: http://www.pfaf.org

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