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Scientific classification
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Hibiscus

Ref: ITIS 21611 (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=21611)

Hibiscus (or rosemallow) is type of flower, of which there are over 200 species. It has shown to have several health benefits, including prevention of:

although the studies that yielded these results are debated. The plant is commonly used as a herbal tea, mostly in a blend with rosehip.

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