Hibiscus is a flowering plant belonging to the family Malvaceae. The flowers and other parts of the plant are used to make different medicines since ancient times. Hibiscus flower is widely known for its powerful anti-oxidant property and the ability to destroy free radicals and maintain good cell health.
People use hibiscus to lower blood sugar in diabetes and other conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, increased production of breast milk, infections, and many others.
- Abnormal cholesterol levels.
- Bladder infections (urinary tract infections)
- Weight loss.
- Fluid retention.
- Heart disease.
- Irritated stomach.
- Loss of appetite.
- Nerve disease.
- Improves sleep quality
- Other conditions.
These claims have however not been verified by the FDA.
Dried Red Hibiscus is used as everyday tea (cold or hot). It is also used as a natural food colorant.