Sunday, March 27, 2011

Red Gumamela

@ mirandablue
Gumamela, China Rose, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn
Hibiscus locally known as gumamela is cultivated as an ornamental flower throughout the Philippines.  It is also a primary ingredient in many herbal teas. Gumamela flowers are used as an expectorant in bronchitis, for general coughs, and as a refrigerant drink in fevers.  It is also used on mumps, hematomas, headaches and urinary tract infection.  It is known to treat tumors, also as purgative and laxative. (Source:  Filipino Herbs Healing Wonders)


Posted for Today's Flowers

19 comments:

January said...

one of my favorites.. lovely!

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Regina said...

Pretty hibiscus!

Have a great week ahead Miranda.
Regina

Indrani said...

Red hibiscus, one of my favs. :)

Carolyn Ford said...

the red hibiscus is so romantic! beautiful!

Bernie said...

We simply can't do without Hibiscus in our tropical gardens here ... and the colours are so terrific.

lotusleaf said...

Yes, like Bernie said, hibiscus is a must in a tropical garden like mine. Interesting to learn about its various uses.Your photo is stunning.

kanak7 said...

Not a commonly seen color here. It's gorgeous!!

guild-rez said...

Every year I have some beautiful Hibiscus plants in our garden.
So many colours to choose from.
Your picture is very lovely. Love to the bright red colour too!!

Laerte Pupo said...

The color of this hibiscus is really fantastic.

Chuchie | Chie Wilks said...

a beautiful shot of Gumamela! i call this a very helpful flower..helped me cure my cyst


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Carver said...

Stunning shot. The color of this one is so vivid.

chubskulit said...

Love how you took the picture sis!

Gorgeous!

My flowers, have a lovely Sunday!

kanak7 said...

Love that vibrant colour!!

Vasi said...

Am si eu hibiscus.Frumoasa poza.Sa ai o zi buna!

Rekha said...

This is so beautiful and a brilliant colour captured. Thanks for visiting.

Carletta said...

A beautiful vibrant bloom!

Jama said...

Such vibrant colour, I just love the hibiscus.

Andrea said...

I love how you pinned it to the ground to have the nice background!

liaam ray said...

You are tell us about Hibicus flower and its herbal tea, that are flower of Philippines and very useful in health issue.

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