Hibiscus, Red Zinger
Scientific name: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Origin: W Africa
Medicinal use: This plant was cultivated to obtain the fiber that was extracted from its tough stems, used as a substitute for the jute used to make burlap. The green leaves are used as a kind of spicy spinach that Senegalese sometimes add to rice and their country’s national dish, the tiéboudienne, of rice and fish. In Mexico it is very popular to drink the cold infusion, as an accompaniment to food and it is known as Jamaica water, because of its taste and price it is considered the healthiest drink in Mexican cuisine.
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