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posted November 5, 2011 01:24PM
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Alam nyo ba ang mga bagay tungkol  sa Gumamela. Ito yon. Nakakagulat. 

50 Amazingly Interesting Facts, Uses and Health Benefits

     of Hibiscus
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When we were kids, we used to drink  its sweet nectar and eat its petals and then we would gather its

petals to  make bubbles. I never thought there are so many wonderful uses and health benefits  from

hibiscus plants which we call "gumamela" in our vernacular.

Here are some of the most interesting facts, uses and health benefits  from hibiscus.

1. The hibiscus flower is traditionally worn by Hawaiian women. A single  flower is tucked behind the ear.

    Which  is used  to  indicate   the wearer's  availability for marriage. 

2. The Carib  Brewery Trinidad Limited, a Trinidad and Tobago brewery,  produces a ShandySorrel in

     hich the tea is combined with beer. 

3. Hibiscus   are popular ornamental plants for their showy flowers or  used as landscape shrubs. 

4. One species of Hibiscus, known as Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus), is extensively used in paper making   

5. Hibiscus species  are used as food plants by the larvae of some  Lepidoptera species including

    Chionodes hibiscella,  Hypercompe hambletoni, the Nutmeg moth, and the Turnip Moth. 

6. The Hibiscus is used as an offering to Goddess Kali and Lord Ganesha  in Hindu  worship. 

7. The bark of the hibiscus contains strong fibers. They can be obtained  by letting   the stripped bark

    sit in the sea in order  to let the organic material rot away.

 8. In Polynesia, fibers of hibiscus (fau, purau) are used  for making  grass skirts. 

9. These   fibers have also been known to be used to make wigs. 

10.The fiber  (as well as cuttings or butts) from the Roselle plant has  great demand in  various natural

     fiber utilizing industries. 

11. The fiber  may be used as a substitute for jute in making burlap. 

12. The red  calyces of the plant are increasingly exported to America  and Europe,  where they are

      used as food colorings. 

13. Hibiscus syriacus is the national flower of South Korea.

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14. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the national flower (Bunga      Raya) of  Malaysia.

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15. In Egypt and Sudan,  Roselle petals are used to make a tea named  after the plant, karkade. 

16. The green leaves are used like a spicy version of spinach. They give  flavor to the Senegalese

      fish and rice dish        thieboudieune. 

17. Also in Myanma their green leaves are the main ingredient in making  chin baung kyaw curry. 

18. Jarritos,  a popular brand of Mexican soft drinks, makes a Jamaica  flavored carbonated beverage.

      Imported Jarritos can be readily found in the U.S. 

19. In Mexico, the drink is known as Jamaican  water or agua de Jamaica  and is quite popular for its

      color, tanginess and  mild flavor; once sugar is added, it tastes somewhat like cranberry juice

20. In Africa,  especially the Sahel, Roselle  is commonly used to  make a sugary herbal tea that is

      commonly sold on the   street. The dried flowers can be found in every market. 

21. In the Caribbean the drink is made from the fresh fruit, and it is  considered an integral part of

      Christmas celebrations. 

22. In Thailand, Roselle is drunk as a tea, believed to also reduce  cholesterol.

23. It can  also be made into a delicious wine - especially if combined  with Chinese tea leaves - in the

      ratio of 1:4 by weight  (1/5 Chinese tea).

24. Jamaica is a drink, popular in Mexico and Central America, which is made  from calyces of the Roselle. 

25. In Malaysia, Roselle calyces are harvested fresh to  produce  pro-health drink due to high contents 

      of  vitamin C and anthocyanins. 

26. In Mexico, agua de Jamaica (water of Roselle)  is most often  homemade. It is prepared by boiling

       the dried flowers of  the Jamaica  plant in water for 8 to 10 minutes (or until the water turns red),

       then  adding sugar. It is often served chilled.  The drink is one of several inexpensive beverages

       (aguas frescas)  commonly consumed in Mexico and Central America, and they are typically made

       from fresh fruits,  juices or extracts. 

27. In Mali and Senegal, calyces are used to  prepare cold, sweet drinks  popular in social events,

      often mixed with mint leaves, dissolved menthol candy, and/or various fruit flavors. 

28. The  calyces are also processed into sweet pickle, jelly and jam. 

29. In the U.S., the calyces are sold in bags usually labeled "Flor de  Jamaica" and have long been

      available in health food  stores in the U.S.   for making a tea that is high in vitamin C. 

30. The  Gumamela or Hibiscus rosa sinensis lin flower has  antifungal, emmenagogue, emollient and

       refrigerant effect. 

31. The Roselle plant is  considered to have antihypertensive  properties. 

32. Hibiscus is considered to have medicinal properties in the Indian  traditional  system of medicine,

      Ayurveda. Roots make various concoctions believed to cure various ailments. 

33. A simple  application involves soaking the leaves and flowers in  water and using a  wet grinder

      to make a thick paste,  and used as a natural shampoo. 

34. The natives of southern India  use the Red hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) for hair care purposes.

       The red flowers and leaves extract of which can be applied on hair to tackle hair-fall and dandruff  

       on the scalp. It is used to make hair  protective oils. 

35. Dried  hibiscus is edible, and is often a delicacy in Mexico 

36. Hibiscus, specifically Roselle,has been used in folk medicine  as a diuretic, mild laxative, and

      treatment   for cardiac  and nerve diseases and cancer. 

37. The heated  leaves are applied to cracks in the feet and on boils and  ulcers to speed  maturation. 

38. A lotion made from leaves is used on sores and wounds. 

39. The seeds are said to be diuretic and tonic in action and the brownish-yellow seed  oil is claimed

      to heal sores on camels. 

40. It can  also be found in markets (as flowers or syrup) in some places  such as France,  where

       there are Senegalese  immigrant communities. 

41. In East Africa, the calyx infusion, called "Sudan tea", is taken to  relieve coughs. 

42. Roselle juice, with salt, pepper, asafetida  and molasses, is taken  as a remedy for biliousness. 

43. In India, decoction of the seeds is given to relieve dysuria  strangury, and mild  cases of dyspesia. 

44. Brazilians attribute stomachic, emollient and resolutive properties  to the bitter  roots. 

45. Dieters or  persons with kidney problems often take agua de jamaica without adding sugar   for

      beneficial properties  and as a natural diuretic. It is made by  boiling the dehydrated flowers  in

      water; once it is boiled, it is allowed to cool and drunk with ice. 

46. This drink is particularly good for people who have a tendency,  temporary or otherwise, 

       toward water retention: it is a mild  diuretic. 

47. The plants are rich in anthocyanins, as well as protocatechuic acid.  The dried   calyces contain the flavonoids gossypetin,

       hibiscetine and sabdaretine.  The major pigment, formerly reported as  hibiscin, has been identified

        as daphniphylline.  Small amounts of delphinidin 3-monoglucoside, cyanidin 3-monoglucoside 

        (chrysanthenin),   and delphinidin are also  present. 

48. China and Thailand are the largest  producers and control much of the  world supply. 

49. Thailand invested heavily in Roselle production and their product is  of superior quality, whereas

      China's  product, with  less stringent quality control practices, is less reliable and  reputable. 

50. The world's best Roselle comes from Sudan, but the quantity is low and poor processing hampers

      quality.  Be wise, be practical, plant hibiscus now. This plant is very beneficial  indeed.

      You can plant it in your garden and within 6  months you already have a mature hibiscus plant

      that can provide you pretty  flowers and medicinal & health benefits.

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posted November 5, 2011 02:09PM
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wow ganda naman, noong bata pa ako , pinaglalaruan ko lang iyan ..
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posted November 5, 2011 02:21PM
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SasJun posted on November 5, 2011 02:09PM
wow ganda naman, noong bata pa ako , pinaglalaruan ko lang iyan ..


yan yata ginagamit sa paggawa ng blowing bubbles........ indeed marami pang plants with or without flowers and known and less known na maraming gamit na di masyadong nauutilize...... in fact, you can create businesses with them if you know how. I just wonder kung yung extract ng local gumamela ay pwedeng gawing juice?  

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posted November 5, 2011 03:18PM
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Medyo may problema ako sa tiyan kaya medyo naresearch ko ito. Good at gumawa ka na ng thread hehehe..
Dagdag ko lang, kapag kami ay na hang-over ginagawa naming ulam yung talbos ng gumamela.
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posted November 5, 2011 05:21PM
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ganun ba, puedeng ulam, ang galing talaga na gumamela. tsaa na ulam pa, vitamin c pa.


Message appended on November 5, 2011 05:22PM
yes noong maliliit kami ginagawa naming bubbles ito.

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posted November 5, 2011 05:52PM
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wow ngayon ko lang nalaman ang ibang gamit ng gumamela
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posted November 7, 2011 10:55AM
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Marami nito sa kapitbahay ho , ginagawang deco sa bakod. Makakalibre na pala ako ng tsaa, manghihingi nalang ako ng petals.
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posted November 7, 2011 12:25PM
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jayjay nung bata kami nilalagay namin yan sa sabon para mas lalong bumula yung pabula na laruan namin.kita mo nga naman may sustansya at pwede pang gawing tsaa.

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posted November 8, 2011 10:17AM
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@ dappy - yes puedeng puede at mataas ang vit.c content nito. So maganda siyang pro-health drink, natural shampoo-to tackle hairfall and dandruff, diuretic, laxative, cholesterol reducer, cardiac and nerve disease treatment, cracks and boils, and sore wounds, cough dyspesia and biliousness.
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posted November 19, 2011 10:49PM
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jayjay, ang galing mo, napaka informative ng mga post mo.  alam mo ba saan ako makakahanap ng simple recipe for gumamela juice or tea?  kasi andami namin nyan eh, akala ko dati pang blowing bubbles lang.  well, one time, i read na tea nga raw, ngaun naman, pang ulam...hehehe...gusto ko tlaga try ung pag gawa ng tea nito ung simple method lang para nga kako sa aming pamilya para mas healthy po kami.  penge naman po ng link if ever meron po kau.

 

thanks po!

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posted November 20, 2011 12:44PM
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Oo nga, dati sa kapit bahay namin, yan ang bakod nila, pero sa dami ng mag magnanakaw ng sinampay at labada nila, pinagtatagpas na lahat at ginawa ng hallow blocks, sayang, nilalaro lang namin moong araw yan.
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