Hibiscus (roselle). Scientific name. Identification, content and active ingredients. General characteristics of Hibiscus plant. Health benefits attributed to the plant. Uses of hibiscus flower. Hibiscus sabdariffa. benefits of the flowers. http://www.medicinalplants-pharmacognosy.com/herbs-medicinal-plants/hibiscus-benefits/
The Hibiscus have alternate leaves, simple, ovate to lanceolate, often with serrated or lobed margin. The flowers are long, conspicuous, trumpet-shaped, with five petals, in shades of white to pink, red, purple or yellow, of 4-15 cm size. The fruit is a capsule containing several seeds in each lobe, which are released when the capsule opens, at maturity.