Roselle Flower (Hibiscus sabdariffa)


Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is an annual herb, native to tropical Asia and Africa.
The dark red Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) fruit is widely used in folk medicine
and for natural food coloring. Roselle plants reach a height of about 2,5 meters,
flowers get a size of about 8 - 10 cm and are short-living.
Leaves of the Roselle plant are also edible and are used in the cuisine of Burma (Myanmar),
while Roselle stems are used for the production of bast fibre.
In Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, Roselle fruits, called Kra Jiap,
are used to produce a herbal tea, which is served chilled
and is deemed to lower cholesterol and help against cough.

Roselle Flower (Hibiscus sabdariffa)
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Image: Roselle Flower (Hibiscus sabdariffa)
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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