Malaysia National Flower – Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

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The National Flower of Malaysia. A flower used as an expectorant in bronchitis, for general coughs, and as a refrigerant drink in fevers.


Photo by Andy / Andrew Fogg under CC By 2.0 Generic License.
Botanical Name
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Common Names
(EN)
Hibiscus
Tropical Hibiscus
Rosemallow
Common Names
(Malay)
Bunga Raya
Common Names
(Filipino)
Gumamela

Hibiscus is also called “Rosemallow” according to “Asian Images” and it is also the state flower of Hawaii. The Five Principles of Nationhood is represented by the five petals of Hibiscus. It has been Malaysia’s National Flower since the 1960s, and is found throughout the country of Malaysia.


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Malaysia National Flower - Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
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Malaysia National Flower - Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
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The National Flower of Malaysia is "Hibiscus rosa-sinensis" or Bunga Raya. It is used as an expectorant in bronchitis, for general coughs, and as a refrigerant drink in fevers.
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