Roselle / Hibiscus




Roselle / Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa)

Roselle is a bushy plant and is believed that itoriginated from India and Malaysia. It was transferred from there to Africa and Europe thousands of years ago. The plant is primarily cultivated for the production of fiber from the stem of the plant.

Hibiscus has antioxidant properties due to its high content of vitamin C. It acts as a vasodilator, helps at cardiovascular diseases and controls cholesterol levels. Finally, it helps in the treatment of high blood pressure and liver disorders. According to last researches, hibiscus tea breaks carbohydrates in food and prevents the accumulation of fat in the body.

Roselle is mostly consumed as a beverage, giving a nice red color to it. Moreover, it is used in pastries, too.

Health Benefits of Roselle / Hibiscus

Learn AboutRoselle / HibiscusBenefits Health Benefits   According to a study published in "Phytomedicine" (ed. July 2004), hibiscus is beneficial for lowering blood.   A study published in "Journal of Human Hypertension" (ed. January 2009) found some validity for that usage. The study reported that patients suffering from Type 2 diabetesand drank hibiscus tea twice [...]

Mythology – Roselle / Hibiscus

Learn AboutHibiscusMythology Aphrodite convinced Myrrha to commit incest with her father Theias. She became pregnant and after hearing this,Theias threatened to kill her. She hid in a forest where Aphrodite (regretting what she had let happen) turned her into a myrrh tree. Theias struck the tree with an arrow, where Adonis emerged and transformed into [...]

Side Effects of Roselle / Hibiscus

Learn AboutHibiscusSide Effects Hibiscus is likely safe for most people when consumed in food amounts. It is possibly safe when taken by mouth appropriately and in medicinal amounts. The possible side effects of hibiscus are not known. Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Hibiscus is possibly unsafe when taken by mouth during pregnancy. There [...]

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