Remember the kind of flower called hibiscus? In the Philippines, we call it gumamela (local name for hibiscus) and when I was a kid I sneaked out at our neighbor's garden to pick the flower and crush it for my bubble-making pastime. The flowers and leaves are crushed until the sticky juices come out. Hollow papaya stalks are then dipped into this and used as straws for blowing bubbles. They also said that hibiscus is an herbal plant that you can use to heal wounds.