Latin name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Sanskrit/Indian name: Japapushpa
Shoe Flower is used to promote hair growth and preserve the hair’s natural color. In China, a hair dye made from Shoe Flower is commonly used. In Japan, the flower has gained popularity as a remedy for alopecia aerata.
Therapeutic constituents:Shoe Flower mainly contains anthocyanins and flavonoids, which promote hair growth.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- The medicated oil from Shoe Flower leaves has anti-hairfall properties. It is also used in herbal hair cleansers to retain hair color and promote hair growth.