Hibiscus

HIBISCUS (Hibiscus syriacus) – loose flower herb, herbal tea

HibiscusThis is a surprising bloom with many functional benefits.

Traditional therapeutic use

  • High vitamin C content.
  • Controls high blood pressure (-10 points after consuming 3 cups of tea a day for a few weeks in research).
  • Reduces high cholesterol (antioxidant properties, it helps keep LDL or “bad” cholesterol in check).
  • Hypoglycemic properties so it is useful for diabetics.
  • Can slow the growth of cancer cells (in research).
  • Helps treat liver diseases.
  • Increase the production of breast milk.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Anti-bacterial.
  • Restore hormone homeostasis.
  • Reduces the pain caused by menstruation, and other unpleasant symptoms: overeating, depression, and mood swings.
  • Anti-depressant.
  • Laxative.
  • Cold treatment.
  • Weight loss and obesity.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Heart disease.
  • Stomach irritation.
  • Calms the nervous system and fights disease.

Possible side effects and interactions

Side effects of hibiscus are uncommon but might include temporary stomach upset or pain, gas, constipation, nausea, painful urination, headache, ringing in the ears, or shakiness.

Our plants are harvested during particular seasons, times of the day and according to the lunar calendar to ensure the plants or parts of it have the highest nutritional value. For example, roots are picked on a waning moon. Once harvested, they are packaged by hand because we try to avoid using metal equipment and utensils that could reduce the beneficial properties of the plant.

Because these products do contain active ingredients, please ensure that you do not exceed the recommended doses and if in any doubt, or if you experience any side effects – however slight – please consult your doctor or healthcare professional.

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