Uses for Hibiscus
Using Hibiscus flowers for loose leaf
tea has been universally popular throughout history in a great many cultures and was the drink
preferred by the Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt, who drank Hibiscus tea to invigorate themselves in the desert
It is caffeine free with a distinct
flavor, and has a lovely aroma.
Hibiscus tea may also help to reduce
the risk of heart disease and lower bad cholesterol.
It has a high vitamin 'C' content, and has been used for centuries as a herbal remedy for high blood
Hibiscus tea is a powerful supplement
that can lead to weight loss.
A tea drunk for relaxation, health, celebrations and
You can include it in your diet as it is said to emit high levels of antioxidants, such
Many use it as an ingredient for sauces, curries and
The flower part of the plant is used for medicinal purposes, and is said
to be aphrodisiac.
It has been long admired for its healing qualities.
It is now thought that Hibiscus
may have antibacterial properties, and is used in the treatment of menstruation, cystitis, veneral diseases,
bladder infections and feverish illnesses.
In the Caribbean and Central America, Hibiscus has been used for a long time to encourage thicker
hair growth, and to stop premature greying.
It also has a calming and cooling effect on the scalp.
Used for treating colds, flu, coughs, bronchial catarrh, loss of appetite, bruising, swelling,
sprains and aches in the muscles, and is a remedy for headaches.
flowers are also used as a diuretic and for circulation conditions.
A tough fiber from the stem is used for many purposes creating twine, cord and sackcloth.