Saturday, February 14, 2009

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Pamela Gumamela now offers lesson on how to graft gumamela

Grafting a Gumamela

by Niña Beatrice Castro, Mae Nadayag, Rachelle Marie Rosales and Xyrah Sabenecio.

Scientific name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn.
English: China rose, Hibiscus
Ilocano: Kayanga
Visayan: Tapolanga, Tapuranga, Tarokanga

Gumamela is a shrub that grows from one meter up to 4 meters high, also known as: Hibiscus, China Rose and Shoeflower. The gumamela flower comes in many different colors: red, yellow, orange, white, purple, pink and other color combinations. Color combinations of a Gumamela Flower can be attained by GRAFTING.

Grafting is defined as a method of asexual plant propagation widely used in agriculture and horticulture where the tissues of one plant are encouraged to fuse with those of another. It is most commonly used for the propagation of trees and shrubs grown commercially.

Why Graft a Gumamela?

Gumamela is a good flowering plant to graft for it has benefits to the human race.

It is a medicinal shrub. Serving of petals of 5 to 10 flowers of hibiscus relieves stomach ulcer, white discharge, hair falling and baldness.

Petals of 100 hibiscus may be mixed with 400ml of gingiley oil in a container and kept in sunlight for 10 days. It should be stirred daily in the morning and evening. Then to be filtered and added with equal amount of coconut oil. This mixture may be applied daily on the scalp to prevent early greying of hair, hair falling, baldness etc.

Teas made from hibiscus flowers and, occasionally, leaves are a very common beverage in tropical regions where they grow. Due to their soothing and astringent properties, the flowers and leaves have been traditionally used to treat conditions such as cancer and gallbladder attacks, to lower blood pressure, to relieve dry coughs, and topically to treat skin afflictions.

It has been found out that the flowers of hibiscus contain substantial quantities of flavonoids which are associated with antioxidant, fever-reducing (antipyretic), pain-relieving (analgesic), and spasm-inhibiting (spasmolytic) activities.

It also has the following medicinal characteristics: expect
orant, diuretic, emollient, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anodyne and a refrigerant.

2.) It is a beautiful, natural decoration. The gumamela flower comes in many colors: the most common is red, pink, white, yellow, orange, purple and other color combination. Its color variants and naturalist embodies the true beauty of nature, people would have this species of flowers in their homes to have them as decoration.

Grafting a Gumamela is actually cheap and easy. All you need is a sharp blade, plastic cellophanes (ice water containers), and a gumamela plant. It also gives you time to be with natures wonders.

Gumamela as Herbal medicine

As herbal medicine, gumamela flower, leaves and roots are used. Gumamela has the following medicinal characteristics: expectorant, diuretic, emollient, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, anodyne and refrigerant.

Preparation & Use of Gumamela:

There are two ways to utilize gumamela as herbal medicine. One is dried and the other is fresh. For Dried gumamela, collect the flower, leaves and/or roots. Wash, then cut into small pieces and sun dry. To use as decoction, boil the dried gumamela parts (1/4 cup dried gumamela in 1 glass of water).

To make a decoction from fresh gumamela, Wash gumamela flower and/or leaves, cut into small pieces and boil (1/3 cup in 1 glass of water), let cool and drink.

Use Gumamela as Poultice

Poultice is the use or fresh or dried herbs that is mashed, crushed or pounded - often heated (boiled in water to soften and heat the herb) and applied directly to the skin. A clean cloth or gauze can be used to help the poultice stay in place.

How to Graft a Gumamela

1.) Cut—Cut off a branch of the understock, leaving a stub at least a foot long.
2.) Union—Open the cleft slightly with a grafting tool or screw driver. Insert a scion on each side, with the inner bark of stock and scion in contact.

3.) Tying—Bind tightly with tape.

Castro, Niña Beatrice
Nadayag, Mae
Rosales, Rachelle Marie
Sabenecio, Xyrah