Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

English: Shoe Flower

Sanskrit/Indian: Java

Russian: Гибискус

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

General information:

Shoe Flower is used to promote hair growth and preserve the hair’s natural color. In China, a hair dye made from Shoe Flower is commonly used. In Japan, the flower has gained popularity as a remedy for alopecia aerata.


Shoe Flower mainly contains anthocyanins and flavonoids, which promote hair growth.


  • The medicated oil from Shoe Flower leaves has anti-hairfall properties. It is also used in herbal hair cleansers to retain hair color and promote hair growth.