This beautiful Hibiscus-like herb is well
known in warm parts of India and China for its medicinal uses, and is related
to okra (Abelmoschus esculentus). Seeds, roots and leaves are used
medicinally, both in Ayurvedic and herbal medicine. A sticky mixture of the
leaves and roots can be used for venereal diseases and an infusion of the seeds
has a calming effect.
Drawings of Indian plants and trees later named at the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew