The name “hibiscus” comes from the Greek word “hibiskos”, which Dioscorides (a Greek physician, pharmacologist and botanist) identified with the marsh mallow.
Depending on the culture of the beholder, Hibiscus can symbolize beauty, charm, youth, first love and the shortness of life.
Hibiscus is the national flower of South Korea, Malaysia and Haiti.
It is also the Hawaii’s state flower. Hawaiian girls sometimes wear Hibiscus flower behind the left or right ear, in order to reveal their relationship status in public.
Hibiscus cannabinus, also known as “Kenaf”, is used in paper making.
Hibiscus is a powerful healer. It can lower your blood pressure, promote your hair growth and even fight a cancer.
It can also improve your mood and help you to lose your weight in a natural way.