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Hibiscus rosa sinensis - Rudrapushpa

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Rudrapushpa is a sanskrit name of Hibiscus rosa. This floweer is originateed in China. It is also used as a Decorative flower. In Chian and Philiphines a fresh Hibiscus rosa is used for coocking.


Leucorrhea, Haemorrhoids, Fever, Burning sensation, Skin eruptions, Blotches, Pimples, Diarrhea, Diabetes

Parts Used

Leaves, Roots, Flowers, Seeds

Chemical Composition

Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleotides and nucleic acids[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Daasavaala
Hindi Babui, Babuitulsi
Malayalam Pach-cha-pushpam, Pachcha
Tamil Cankanirakkarantai, Capcavitai
Telugu Bhoo tulasi, Bhu-tulasi
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Ajagandhika, ajaka
English NA


Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.












Kind Shape Feature
Simple Dorsiventral Both the glandular and stellate types of trichomes are present. Stomata are of ranunculaceous or rubiaceous typa, present on the lower surface



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long Yellow 5-20 Flower powder shows spheroidal, pantoporate, pore-circular pollen grains; stellate trichomes single,elongated, conical or twisted and convoluted


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Simple 4-8 cm Clearly grooved lengthwise, Lowest hooked hairs aligned towards crown With hooked hairs many {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used


Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

A common way to propagate tropical hibiscus is through stem cuttings. The cuttings should be about 8 inches long, with the stem cut at an angle. The cut should be made directly through a leaf node. All but the top two leaves must be removed, as well as any buds or flowers. The planting medium commonly used is coarse builder's sand or perlite. [4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area, Subtropical area, Temperate area.

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