Saturday, August 30, 2014

Roselle - wild edible plant

This is the common Roselle or Red Sorrel (Hibiscus sabdariffa) plant. Like all hibiscus, the flower is edible, though I prefer to eat it in the bud stage (red bud insert). It's refreshingly sour. The leaves are also sour and very edible. The young leaves, like most plants, are the most tasty.

Folk remedies claim this plant to be used as an aphrodisiac, antiseptic, astringent, digestive aid, cancer, cough, diuretic, sedative properties, and a general tonic.

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