Abelmoschus manihot Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
manioc-hibiscus sunset-hibiscus

The aibika is a flowering plant in the mallow family Malvaceae. It was formerly considered a species of Hibiscus, but is now classified in the genus Abelmoschus. The plant is also known as the sunset muskmallow, sunset hibiscus, or hibiscus manihot.

Abelmoschus manihot

Medical use

Economic importance of Abelmoschus manihot

Environmental ornamental
Human food vegetable
Materials fiber gum/resin

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China
    Cultivated
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan
    • Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
    Cultivated
    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Indo-China: Indochina
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
  • PACIFIC
    Cultivated
    • Southwestern Pacific: Solomon Islands; Vanuatu

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Analgesic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antiacne
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Leaf (284 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antianemic
Copper found in Leaf (21.5 ppm)
Iron found in Leaf (284 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Copper found in Leaf (21.5 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Leaf (284 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Anticataract
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Leaf (284 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Leaf (21.5 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antifatigue
Copper found in Leaf (21.5 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antihangover
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Copper found in Leaf (21.5 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antilepric
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Leaf (284 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Leaf (21.5 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Copper found in Leaf (21.5 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiseptic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Antiulcer
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Astringent
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Mucilage found in Root
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Leaf (21.5 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Collagenic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Leaf (21.5 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Demulcent
Mucilage found in Root
Deodorant
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Diuretic
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Copper found in Leaf (21.5 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Mucilage found in Root
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Leaf (21.5 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Pesticide
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Prooxidant
Iron found in Leaf (284 ppm)
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Leaf (21.5 ppm)
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Leaf (6241 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (4862 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Leaf (108 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ash Leaf 16,100 138,793
Calcium Leaf 724 6,241
Copper Leaf 2.5 21.5
Fat Leaf 17,700 152,586
Glycolipids Plant 5,504 47,448
Iron Leaf 33 284
Magnesium Leaf 564 4,862
Mucilage Root
Phospholipids Plant 5,310 45,775
Protein Leaf 22,000 190,000
Water Leaf 884,000
Zinc Leaf 12.5 108
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]