Generally, the people familiar with the name Rosela, Rosella or Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.). In terms of health, it Rosela has many benefits for disease prevention. According to research Ballitas Malang, rosella flowers, especially from plants that flower lidded thick (juicy), such as the Red Rosela useful to prevent diseases Cancer and Inflammation, controlling blood pressure, blood circulation and launched a bowel movement.
Rosela petals can be taken as a cold drink and tea form irup, jams and beverages, especially from plants that flower heavy lidded, namely the Red Rosela. Flower petals contain vitamin C, vitamin A, and amino acids. Amino acids the body needs, 18 of them are in flower petals Rosela, including arginine and legnin that play a role in the process of rejuvenation of body cells. In addition, Rosela also contains protein and calcium.
In Malaysia, Roselle also called marsh acid, acid or acid fringe beetle, a plant that has the same family as hibiscus / shoes (Hibiscus rosasinensis). Roselle plant some say comes from India but there are also opinions that say Roselle comes from West Africa. Roselle plant was originally introduced in Malaysia since more than three Abat ago. In western India called the Jamaican Sorrel.
Roselle trees grow from seeds / seedlings with a height that can reach 3 to 5 meters and took the flower almost all year. Roselle brightly colored flowers, flower petals or kaliksnya dark red and thicker when compared with hibiscus / shoes. Roselle flower parts which can be processed into food is petals (Calyceal) which has a very sour taste. These petals can be processed into various types of food such as drinks, jelly, ketchup, powders (tea) or candied Roselle. Roselle young leaves can also be eaten as a side dish or salad. Meanwhile in Africa, Roselle seeds believed to have eaten for a particular oil. In Sudan, Roselle processed into a traditional drink called Karkadeh and a Sudanese national drink.
Roselle is a kind of tree is easy garden shrubs. How to planting by using a dry seed then sown. Other Names: Sabdariffa Hibiscus L., H. Sabdariffa varaltissima, Rozelle, Red Sorrel, Sour-sour, lemon bush, Florida cranberry, Oseille rouge (France), Quimbombo Chino (Spain), Karkad (North Africa), Bisap (Senegal).
This herbaceous plant was able to function as an antiseptic material, orgasm enhancer, astringen agents. This plant is also widely used in traditional medicine such as cough, ketidakhadaman, lethargy, fever, feeling the pressure, bleeding gums (skurvi) and prevent heart disease. Roselle Flowers widely used for making juice, ketchup, syrup, and also as an ingredient in food coloring.
Flower buds extract than were able to function as antispasmodik (retaining spasms), antihelmintik (anti-worm) and antibakteria. In addition rosella was able to reduce levels of alcohol absorption. This herbaceous plant leaves can also be used to treat wounds, skin diseases and insect bites.
In India, Roselle seeds used to treat skin diseases, anemia and lethargy.
Part used: Flowers, leaves and seeds
Important ingredient contained in the Roselle flower kelompak: Gossy peptin glucoside anthocyanins and hibiscin who have diuretic and choleretic effects, improving blood circulation, prevent high blood pressure, improve the performance of the intestines and serves as a tonic (tonic).
In fresh petals 100 g:
- Water 9.2 g
- Protein 1.145 g
- Fat 2.61 g
- Fibre 12.0 g
- Abu 6.90 g
- Calsium 1,263 mg
- Fosforus 273.2 mg
- Ferrum 8.98 mg
- Carotena 0.029 mg
- Thiamine 0.117 mg
- Riboflavin 0.277 mg
- Niacin 3.765 mg
- Asid Askorbik 6.7 mg
From the research proved that Roselle petals have anti-hypertensive effect, muscle cramps and anti-bacterial infection. In this experiment also found that extract of Roselle petals reduce the effects of alcohol on our bodies, prevent the formation of kidney stones, and slow the growth of fungus / bacteria / parasite causes a high fever. Roselle petals are also known to help blood circulation by reducing the degree of blood viscosity. This occurs because the organic acids, poly-sakarida and flavonoids contained in the extract of Roselle petals in Pharmacology. Also equally important is the Roselle petals contain vitamin C in high levels of functioning to improve the human immune system against disease.
Benefits Rosella flower petals:
- Can reduce the density / viscosity of blood
- Helps the digestive process
- Prevent inflammation of the urinary tract and kidney
- Filters toxins in the body
- Prevent Vitamin C deficiency
- Blood Circulation
- Bowel launched
- Lowering the absorption of alcohol
The disease can be treated:
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Kidney stones
- Lethargic, fever, wound
- Feeling Pressure
- Skin disease
- Insect bites