Our kayena, known worldwide as hibiscus (Hibiscus-Rosa-Sinensis), can earn more than any other herb the "tropical" label. The kayena is a fast-growing shrub with long-stemmed dark green leaves, some of which have sharply sawn edges. The impressive flowers are only in the leaf axils. They only bloom for one day and are quickly replaced by new flowers. Kayena is originally from Asian countries such as China, Indonesia and Malaysia, but has also been found on various islands in the Pacific for centuries. The kayena is known for its wide variety of colors and color combinations, some of which originated naturally and others through deliberate crossing of existing species. Pouring fresh kayena leaves, from our garden, into water makes a glue-like bath for relaxation.
The use of herbs and their medicinal effect goes back to the very beginning of our history.
The earliest civilizations already used plants instinctively for both nutrition and healing. Also, the ancient Egyptians practiced herbal medicine - at a particularly high level. The Jewish people know clergymen who heal people with herbs. Around 460 BC, the father of medicine, Hypocrates, works in Greece. The Romans use herbs and flowers in various ways. In China, herbal systems have traditionally been developed for therapies. Native American Shamans and indigenous African cultures use herbs for healing and rituals.
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