Gumamela is a shrub that grows from one meter up to 4 meters high. Gumamela is also known as Hibiscus, China Rose and Shoeflower. In the Philippines, gumamela is cultivated as an ornamental plant and comes in many colors---red, yellow, orange, white, purple, pink and other color combination.
Gumamela leaves, usually blended with Rose Hip has long been used in the Middle East and Okinawa as herbal tea. Today, the use of gumamela tea is gaining worldwide popularity. This flower is associated with longevity. As herbal medicine, gumamela flower, leaves and roots are used. Gumamela has the following medicinal characteristics: expectorant, diuretic, emollient, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, anodyne and refrigerant. Read more...
One of my favorite flowers!
that is a nice fresh paint of red to begin the wk for me.
Lovely red hibiscus :)
I make them into oil...you know when playing cook as a child lol...or bubbles! :)
Nice, red flowa and lil bit of interesting info to go with it. Thanks for sharing it. Happy RT and have a great rest of the week!
Brilliant color in this variety! most of the ones we see around here are more pastel shades. this is very vibrant!
Very pretty and so informative..thank you!
We've got red hibiscus blooming all over my neighborhood right now, they're so pretty!
very pretty against the white
Gumamela is the flower of my youth. Thanks for featuring them in your blog - I missed the flower and my youth, not necessarily in that order but I DO missed them both LOL.
Today is my birthday and it dawned on me that I am not only getting old but I am already there LOL.
i think it was kind of rare for me to see red gumamelas, not sure...i have pink in my mind all the time. it's pretty!:)
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