Hibiscus Flower Powder (Egypt)
Botanical Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Hibiscus is a bushy annual plant. Parts of the flower are used to make a popular drink in Egypt called Karkade. Various parts of the plant are also used to make jams, spices, soups, and sauces. The flowers are used to make medicine.
Hibiscus is used for treating loss of appetite, colds, heart and nerve diseases, upper respiratory tract pain and swelling (inflammation), fluid retention, stomach irritation, and disorders of circulation; for dissolving phlegm; as a gentle laxative; and as a diuretic to increase urine output.
In foods and beverages, hibiscus is used as a flavoring. It is also used to improve the odor, flavor, or appearance of tea mixtures.
The fruit acids in hibiscus may work like a laxative. Some researchers think that other chemicals in hibiscus might be able to lower blood pressure; decrease spasms in the stomach, intestines, and uterus; and work like antibiotics to kill bacteria and worms.
Disclaimer: Sunrise Botanics is a supplier of hibiscus flower powder and other natural dried herbs, spices, and herbal teas. Information on this website is compiled from various sources strictly for educational purposes only AND should not be used to treat or diagnose any medical condition. Due to federal regulations we are not able to answer questions regarding dosage and/or internal use recommendations. Please consult your doctor or a qualified healthcare professional for additional insight.