There are over 200 species of hibiscus that can be found in the warm and tropical regions all over the world. The plant is best known for its beautiful flowers and is cultivated for ornamental purposes. The dried Hibiscus flower uses are vast.
Hibiscus Uses: Lowers blood pressure and has mild diuretic activity; traditionally used to ease sore throats and colds
Hibiscus extract for skin
Hibiscus extract not only helps with age spots, this Hibiscus benefit can encourage an all round fresher, younger, smoother looking complexion. The natural acids present in Hibiscus help to purify your skin by breaking down dead skin and increasing cell turnover, they can even help to control acne breakouts.
Hibiscus has great anti-aging benefits because it maintains elastin in the skin by decreasing the activity of elastase, an enzyme that breaks down our skin’s natural elastin.
Hibiscus extract for hair
Hibiscus extract for hair combats hair loss. There’s a good reason you should use hibiscus flowers if you are suffering from hair fall. Rich in vitamin C and amino acids, the flowers improves the blood circulation under the scalp to stimulate healthy hair growth. You can make your own hair growth oil using hibiscus petals.
- Stimulate hair growth
- Makes hair smooth and shiny
- Cleanses hair
- Deep conditions hair
- Treats dandruff and itchiness in the scalp
- Combats hair loss
- Delays premature greying
- Prevents hair breakage
Hibiscus tea has many benefits. Hibiscus tea has been known to prevent hypertension, lower blood pressure, reduce blood sugar levels, keep your liver healthy, help with menstrual cramps, help with depression, aid digestion and help with weight management. Its rich in Vitamin C, contains minerals such as flavonoids and has laxative properties. And it tastes delicious!
Preparation and doses:
Tea: Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1–2 tsp dried flowers. Steep for 10 minutes. Strain and sweeten, if desired. Drink 2 cups per day.
Capsules: Take 1,000 mg 2 times per day.
Concerns: Talk to your health-care provider if you have high blood pressure.