Hibiscus Flowers

R 115.00R 790.00

Dried Hibiscus Flowers.

  • To make hibiscus tea simply steep a few hibiscus petals in a cup of hot water or tea pot
  • You can use infused hibiscus to make your own hair and skin rinse
  • For shiny hair just add the infusion to your regular shampoo
  • You can use hibiscus petals in DIY facial masks
  • You can use as a natural colorant in DIY products

Available in 100g and 1kg options.

Description

Hibiscus Flowers

Dried Hibiscus flowers are not only pretty, but they have a wealth of health benefits too!

Historically, hibiscus tea has been used in African countries to decrease body temperature, treat heart disease, and sooth a sore throat. In Iran, hibiscus tea is used to treat high blood pressure. Dried hibiscus flowers are also used as decorations and for resin arts and crafts in South Africa.

Recent studies have looked at the possible role of hibiscus in the treatment of high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

The heart health benefits associated with hibiscus tea are believed to be due to compounds called anthocyanins, the same naturally occurring chemicals that give berries their color.

Let’s take a look at 6 ways in which dried hibiscus flowers can be beneficial for your health:

  1. Lowers blood pressure
  2. Lowers blood sugar
  3. Lowers cholesterol
  4. Improves hair growth
  5. Immunity booster
  6. Prevents skin cancer

How do you make hibiscus tea at home?

Bring the hibiscus flowers and water to a boil in a large pot. Once the water starts boiling, switch off the flame and cover the vessel. At this point, you can also add other herbs or add ins such as rooibos, basil, lemon grass, lemon zest etc. Let the tea steep for 15-20 minutes.

Several studies suggest that hibiscus tea may be associated with weight loss and protect against obesity. One study gave 36 overweight participants either hibiscus extract or a placebo. After 12 weeks, hibiscus extract reduced body weight, body fat, body mass index and hip-to-waist ratio.

If overused, hibiscus capsules, tinctures, and powder may cause stomach pain, gas, constipation, nausea, painful urination, headache, and ringing in the ears (tinnitus). Even the overconsumption of hibiscus tea may cause transient dizziness and fatigue due to its effect on blood pressure. If you’re not at risk health wise by drinking hibiscus tea, it’s still best not to overdo it. There still isn’t enough research done, so because there are many benefits and risks from hibiscus tea, it’s recommended to limit your consumption to 2-3 cups per day.

Hibiscus Tea can affect oestrogen levels which means that it has an effect of both pregnancy and fertility. If you are trying to become pregnant or are pregnant, you should probably avoid hibiscus in your diet. It also lowers blood pressure which can be harmful if you already suffer from low blood pressure.

With anything that has medicinal properties, its really important to see if it works for you.

If you are wanting to buy dried hibiscus flowers in South Africa then be sure to order from us as our product is food grade and suitable for a variety of purposes!

Additional information

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100g, 1kg