The rose of sharon, Mu Jin Hua, is also called Bai Sang Hua (white mulberry flower) and Zi Sang Hua (mauve mulberry flower). It is a shrub with an egg shaped or oval leaf, usually with 3 shallow splits on each side like an irregular saw tooth edge. The single flower is mauve, but may be also white or pink.
The flower, stem, leaf and root are all used in medicine. The flower contains a glutinous substance, saponin and isovitexin. The flavor of the flower is sweet-astringent, its nature neither warm nor cool, and it affects lungs, spleen and large intestine. It can cool fever, cool the blood and moisten internal organs. The stem can control phlegm and ease coughing.
Rose Of Sharon Healing Remedies
- Dysentery – Take 30 grams of flowers, simmer in water, add honey and serve an appropriate quantity at regular intervals.
- Gastric Disorders With nausea, Vomiting – Dry the flower in the shade then grind to a powder. Every day add 3– grams to rice soup and serve.
- Chronic Thirst – Take 60 grams of the root, simmer in a quantity of water and drink as tea.
- Hemorrhoids Swollen And Painful – Take a quantity of the stem and leaves, simmer in water and use the liquid to wash the affected part. Also squat over the steaming liquid.
- Boils – take flowers or leaves, crush to a paste and apply as a dressing to the affected part.
Rose Of Sharon Caution
Person suffering from a cold, empty feeling in the spleen and stomach should avoid this plant