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Beach hibiscus is an evergreen shrub or small tree with low, spreading branches, growing 3 - 10 metres tall. A true multi-purpose tree, it is considered to be one of the most useful trees in the Pacific region. It is commonly gathered from the wild for food, medicine, fibre and timber, is sometimes cultivated and often protected when other trees are cleared from an area. The tree is often cultivated as an ornamental plant and hedge in tropical areas.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
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|Kannada||ಬಿಳಿಪಟ್ಟ Bilipatta, ಕಾರ್ಕ್ ಬೆಂಡು Kaark bendu|
|English||Beach hibiscus, Coastal cottonwood|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Beach hibiscus is a tropical plant that is usually found in coastal and low elevation habitats, but can be found at elevations up to 800 metres. It prefers a mean annual rainfall of 900 to 2,500mm with a mean maximum temperature 24 - 41°c and a mean minimum temperature of 5 - 24°c.