Family - Plants that embellish the body and the
Cayena - decorates
environment and also
is used in Europe to obtain a colouring used in
scientific name: Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis
Cayena is principally used
as an ornamental plant in our country, however it is also
known to have cosmetic and medical
The shrub is native of
Armenia and can reach as big as 8 metres tall. It has a woody
stem, oval leaves, wide or narrow, with jagged edges. The
flowers, single or double, are hermaphrodite and large. Its
colours can vary: one can find white ones, yellow, orange,
rose, red (the most common) and shades of each. It propagates
by cuttings or stoles.
From the Cayena, one can use
the flowers, the leaves and the root.
The flowers in an infusion,
with lemon and honey, tastes excellent and is to calm the
nerves and for insomnia. The flowers in decoration, are used
as expectorant and to alleviate stomach ulcers. For flu,
one can recommend the syrup of the Cayena flower, which is
prepared with a fresh juice of stewed flowers in a litre of
simple syrup for 20 minutes.
The crushed leaves combat
dandruff, psoriasis and baldness. To make this, one ought to
prepare a shampoo-cream in the following way:
Liquidize two cups of
leaves and shoots into two cups of water.
Separately boil, on a low
heat, half a bar of blue soap/natural soap that has been
grated into two cups of water, until it has
Mix both preparations
together well and then add to it a teaspoonful of palm
coconut oil or vegetable oil, stirring all the
Strain it through linen
and then bottle it. It is known that the shampoo of the
leaves and shoots of Cayena cleans hair and leaves it smooth
If you have very dry hair,
use the above preparation. If it is greasy then instead of
adding vegetable oil, add to the mixture a teaspoonful of
vinegar for each cup of water.
The root in the decoction
has the property of alleviating eye irritations.
The close lives of Cayenas
offer protection against the hustle and bustle of the
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