Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The Beautiful Hibiscus Flower

Hibiscus, the flower of gods

During my childhood, I remember the hibiscus plant grown in most of the households and people plucking the flowers early in the morning for their worship. That was about more than two decades ago. Today, these plants are rare sights in the metros. This beautiful hibiscus flower was captured in our small garden in Mysore.

Hibiscus Flower
Hibiscus Flower
The hibiscus is also known as Rose Mallow. Here are some facts about the hibiscus flower:

Worship of Gods

In India, red hibiscus flower is used in the worship of goddess Kali and Lord Ganesh.

National Flower

The hibiscus is a national flower of two countries. While  hibiscus syriacusis is the national flower of South Korea, the hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the national flower of Malaysia.

Relationship Status of Women

The hibiscus is a Hawaii’s State flower. It is traditionally worn by Tahitian and Hawaiian girls. If the flower is worn behind the left ear, the woman is married or in a relationship. If the flower is worn on the right side of the ear, she is sing and available for relationship.

Red Hibiscus
Red Hibiscus Flower

Hibiscus health benefits

The tea made of hibiscus flowers is also popular in many countries. It is known to reduce blood pressure in hypertensive adults. In Ayurveda, white and red hibiscus is considered to have medicinal properties.  

Source: Wikipdia 

You seem to be interested in flowers, you may be interested in my other post "Little flowers in Holiday Farms."

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