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2012-02-14 08:00:00

Swanson Health Products now offers three options for the popular herb, hibiscus: organic tea, full spectrum hibiscus flower and hibiscus extract vegetarian capsules. Fargo, ND (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 The popular herb, hibiscus, is now available in three forms from Swanson Health Products, an industry leader in quality, low-priced vitamins and natural health products. From organic tea to standardized extract supplements, this floral herb is a great addition to a healthy diet. Three new...

2011-06-20 04:30:00

DURHAM, N.C., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International distributor Hemisphere Beverages recently inked a new deal naming Raleigh, North Carolina-based V.K. Fields & Company as the public relations agency of record to promote its hibiscus beverage "ZOBO." In the wake of ZOBO's international debut into the beverage industry at the National Restaurant Association show in May 2011, the drink received recognition as 'Most Refreshing Beverage' by Restaurant Business Magazine. Ruby-red...

2011-04-01 09:00:00

AMITYVILLE, N.Y., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SheaMoisture, committed to creating the highest quality, natural products at affordable prices, has partnered with Walgreens to launch a new line of hair care. With Walgreens as SheaMoisture's exclusive national drugstore retail partner, consumers now have easy access to natural, therapeutic and sustainable hair products. The line will be available at more than seven thousand Walgreens stores as well as on Walgreens.com beginning April 1,...

2011-03-02 19:56:52

Those who enjoy the caffeinated lift that comes from drinking traditional coffees and teas may tend to overlook the benefits of drinking herbal infusions. Now, as explained in this month's issue of Agricultural Research magazine, the idea that herbal teas may provide a variety of health benefits is no longer just folklore. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded scientists in Boston, Mass., have looked into the science-based evidence of health benefits from drinking three of the most...

2011-01-17 00:00:42

Savor Sacred Rose® Organic Herbal Tea for a sensual herbal tea experience this Valentine's Day. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2011 Valentine's Day is an experience of romance for lovers. A new experience for tea lovers is Beloved: The Twin Souls® a Sacred Rose® Organic Herbal Tea blend. Beloved® is a Sacred Rose® alchemy aphrodisiac blended to inspire intimacy. As a signature product Sacred Rose® Organic Herbal Tea offers an alternative to the main stream...

2010-12-29 13:42:51

Team finds successful regimen for areca palm, Chinese hibiscus The nutrition and fertilization needs of container-grown ornamental plants during production are well-documented, but there is limited research about the plants' fertilizer requirements following transplantation into landscapes. A study from scientists at the University of Florida published in HortTechnology provides growers with new information and guidelines for post-transplant fertilization. Timothy K. Broschat and Kimberly...

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2010-09-05 11:40:00

Rare hibiscus color is achieved after four yearsDr. Dariusz Malinowski is seeing blue, and he is very excited.For four years, Malinowski, an AgriLife Research plant physiologist and forage agronomist in Vernon, has been working with collaborators Steve Brown of the Texas Foundation Seed and Dr. William Pinchak and Shane Martin with AgriLife Research on a winter-hardy hibiscus breeding project.The project was first a private hobby of the inventors and became a part of the strategic plan of the...

2010-07-23 13:24:56

AgriLife Research creating unique winter-hardy hibiscuses With a little cross-breeding and some determination, Dr. Dariusz Malinowski, Texas AgriLife Research plant physiologist and forage agronomist in Vernon, is trying to add more colors to the world of hibiscuses. Malinowski is working on breeding winter-hardy hibiscus in what started as a hobby about four years ago, but in the last year has been added to the strategic plan of the Vernon research program. Commercialization of the flowers...


Latest Hibiscus Reference Libraries

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2009-02-28 22:36:50

The Annual Hibiscus (Abelmoschus moschatus) also known as Bamia Moschata, Galu Gasturi, Muskdana, Musk mallow, Musk okra, Ornamental okra, Tropical jewel hibiscus, and Yorka okra, is a medicinal plant in the Malyaceae family. It is native to India. Despite being a tropical plant originally, the hibiscus is frost hardy. The seed, known as Ambrette, musk or rose mallow, has a sweet, flowery, heavy fragrance similar to that of musk. Musk mallow oil was once used as a substitute for animal...

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2005-07-12 15:35:56

The Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, family Malvaceae) is an evergreen shrub indigenous to East Asia. Also known as China rose and Shoe flower, it is widely grown as an ornamental plant throughout the tropics and subtropics. The flowers are large, red, and firm, but lack any scent. Numerous cultivars, varieties, and hybrids have been created, with flower colors ranging from white through yellow and orange to scarlet and shades of pink, with both single and double sets of petals....

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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