Know Your Herbs: Hibiscus

Hibiscus plants are best-known for their large and colorful flowers that make a big statement in any garden. Their blossoms are the perfect addition to any garden, but they also function as herbs and can provide great medicinal properties. The flowers and leaves of the plant can be used and made into teas and liquid extracts. One of the most popular uses for hibiscus is the popular hibiscus tea, a drink that is enjoyed all over the world. 

Origin

Hibiscus plants and hibiscus tea are hugely popular in countries such as Egypt and Iran. Originating in Southeast Asia, tropical hibiscus is native to China, but is also widely grown throughout the tropics and subtropics.

Health benefits

Hibiscus has been used all across the world by a variety of different cultures, and one of the key reasons to make use of it is because it can offer a variety of remedies and treatment ideas. Understanding and making the most of these advantages is important, these are some of the key advantages to using hibiscus:

  • Rich in antioxidants

One of the key reasons and advantages of using hibiscus is the fact that it is packed full of antioxidants, and these can have a massive impact on your health, helping to prevent the build-up of damage and disease in the body. 

  • May lower blood pressure

Hibiscus flowers are rich in anthocyanins and polyphenols which not only lower blood pressure but are also good for your heart.

  • Can boost liver health

Your liver is a crucial part of your body and improving liver health is something that should rank very highly on your list. Hibiscus can play a role in helping promote liver health and maintain it to help boost your well-being. 

Why we offer it

Hibiscus is the herb that lends its delicious taste and bright color to Live Berry Well’s Elderberry Wellness Tea. The benefits of hibiscus can be enjoyed in the tea along with a daily dose of Live Berry Well Elderberry Syrup for a well rounded regimen.

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