Hibiscus is arguably the most popular ornamental plant in the world with several  different species. Apart from its better known ornamental appeal, the plant has been used for medicinal and recreational functions through the years in many parts of the world. It is rich in Vitamin C and has very appealing aroma and unique taste. The plant continues to intrigue scientist as they research the further useful potential of the plant. Currently, it is mainly used for  food flavoring, coloring and for tea.