Hibiscus Flowers/Hibiscus Sabdariffa
Hibiscus is one of our favorite tea herbs here at Eternity in a Box! Great fruity, bright citrus-like flavor is amazing by itself in a tea or combined with other healthy herbs!
Our Hibiscus is Organically grown and is honestly very much superior to other Hibiscus we’ve experienced…that’s why we chose to carry these Hibiscus flowers here 🙂
These beautiful flowers originated in Northern Africa and have a long history of use as a food and medicinal. Over the years Hibiscus has been spread all around the world and many different strains can be found growing in warm climates. As a medicine Hibiscus has been used to treat circulatory disorders and respiratory infections. High in vitamin C, Hibiscus has also been used to treat scurvy! Recent studies have shown that Hibiscus may regulate blood sugar and effectively treat metabolic syndrome(an early condition that can lead to heart disease or diabetes), as well as lower blood pressure, lower LDL(bad cholesterol), and raise levels of good cholesterol in the blood. A tea of Hibiscus flowers can help protect the liver, stimulate appetite, reduce fever, and promote healthy skin! Some people use Hibiscus in homemade hair care products(for coloring, and to promote hair growth), lotions, and skin creams(to reduce the effects of aging and protect the skin)which is a great use of our powdered variety! There are many other possible health benefits of these amazing flowers! Whether using Hibiscus for health reasons, or for its awesome flavor, you can’t go wrong with our organic flowers!
Health Benefits and Uses:
Respiratory Infections: A tea of Hibiscus has been used to help reduce fever and help recover from respiratory infections.
Heart Health: As a tea or ingredient in smoothies, Hibiscus Flowers have the ability to help you keep your heart and cardiovascular system clean and healthy.
Immune Health: With high levels of vitamin C, Hibiscus Flowers can boost the immune system and help prevent colds.
Skin Care: Hibiscus Flower powder can be added to, or used to make skin cream that can help promote healthy skin as well as help repair damaged skin.
Hair Care: Hibiscus Flower powder can be added to, or used to make shampoos to promote healthy hair and stimulate growth.
Tea: Hibiscus tea is an awesome drink that can help you stay healthy. It reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, protects the body, and just tastes great!
Preparations and Dosage:
Tea: 2 to 4 grams of flower can be steeped in 8oz of hot water to make a healthy delicious tea.
Smoothies: You can add 2 to 4 grams per 8oz of powder to smoothies for a great healthy supplement.
Skin creams and Hair: Hibiscus Flower powder can be added to skin creams and used for skin health. For hair care one can simply apply the powder to the scalp and wash their hair with it, as well as add it to some hair care products.
Possible Side Effects and Precautions:
Hibiscus can promote menstrual flow and should not be used by pregnant woman or woman trying to conceive as it may cause miscarriage.
***These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. ***