Therapeutic effects of organic hibiscus flowers:
• Improves digestion
• Cleanses the body and eliminates water retention (detox drink)
• Helps in weight loss
• Against hypertension and cholesterol
• Treats urinary tract infections
• Against menstrual pain
• Heals eczema
• Fights insomnia
• Against muscular pains
• Preparation fasting
The hibiscus flower, in addition to being edible, has various medicinal properties and also provides cosmetic benefits, especially for the skin and hair.
It is possible to use it for hair beauty as it is customary in India. Indeed, the petals of the flower are dried and then mixed with water to make a hair mask.
Decreased blood pressure
Several studies suggest that hibiscus tea lowers blood pressure very effectively, even in people with health conditions that increase their risk of high blood pressure.
A 2013 study found that hibiscus tea is used in a dozen countries as a natural treatment for high blood pressure, with no evidence of harmful side effects – aside from excessive consumption (1 ). Other studies have come to the same conclusion, and have confirmed the idea that hibiscus can lower blood pressure in subjects at risk of hypertension, or with mild hypertension.
Important data is that these results are confirmed in people with diabetes. Indeed, one study found that after just 4 weeks, diabetic participants had lower blood pressure by consuming organic hibiscus tea daily. The recommended daily dose was 3 glasses.
Another study found that organic hibiscus tea could even be more effective than hydrochlorothiazide, a molecule widely used against high blood pressure, and did not have the disadvantage of causing electrolyte imbalances.
Preparing for fasting
The preparation, key to a successful fast.
You can count on the synergy of plants to optimize your preparation for fasting.
- Desmodium to tone the liver
- The Hibiscus-Curcuma-Ginkgo biloba herbal tea synergy to facilitate the elimination and drainage of toxins
- Moringa leaf and Baobab fruit powder which provide mineral salts and trace elements to support cell function. They remineralize the body, cells function better and vitality increases.
Maintaining healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels
Hibiscus can help individuals with dyslipidemia to better balance their cholesterol and triglyceride levels. In addition, these are two risk factors for metabolic syndrome, a set of symptoms that can have particularly detrimental effects on the health of individuals. A study has shown that organic hibiscus flower is an excellent natural remedy for reducing cholesterol and triglycerides in people suffering from metabolic syndrome.
As with blood pressure, the effects of organic hibiscus on blood lipids also concern diabetic individuals. Indeed, a 2009 study found an increase in good HDL cholesterol, and a decrease in both bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides when patients with diabetes drank hibiscus tea twice a day (8).
Prevention of oxidative stress
Organic hibiscus tea is full of antioxidants that fight oxidative stress caused by free radicals. This is due to the anthocyanins found in the plant, the natural pigments that give the flower its red color.
One study found that drinking hibiscus tea increased the load of antioxidants in the blood, and reduced the amount of compounds that contribute to oxidative stress. Since the participants had high amounts of hippuric acid, the researchers concluded that the polyphenols in organic hibiscus had been processed by the gut microbiota.
Prevention of certain cancers
Hibiscus is increasingly being studied in relation to its effects on cancer. A laboratory study found that hibiscus extract could kill leukemic cells. The mechanisms behind this effect are not yet known, but the results are promising.
Similar results were found in relation to stomach cancer.
Reduction of obesity and its accompanying risks
The antioxidants in organic hibiscus protect cells, but other compounds in this plant may also promote weight loss and minimize health problems associated with overweight and obesity. There are several studies that have found a link between hibiscus tea and faster metabolism. Organic hibiscus extract can even decrease the absorption of starch and sucrose following a meal.
Drinking organic hibiscus tea at least once a day can help fight insulin resistance, a common sign of pre-diabetes. Indeed, this infusion can help maintain good blood sugar levels in diabetic individuals.
Another obesity-related disease is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, an excess of fatty liver unrelated to alcohol consumption. Studies have suggested that organic hibiscus tea is good for liver health by preventing fatty buildup in the liver which can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and hepatocellular failure.
The infusion of hibiscus is part of the natural remedies against depression, fighting against certain signs of it such as fatigue, despair, lack of motivation, etc. This is a new field of research, but studies have shown that certain bio-flavonoids found in the hibiscus flower may help it fight depression.
Remedy for staph infection
Rosa sinensis organic hibiscus flowers, one of the plants sometimes used to make hibiscus infusion, has antibacterial properties, especially against staphylococcus aureus.
Prevention of kidney stones
Since organic hibiscus tea is a diuretic, it is being studied in relation to the renal system and the urinary system. A study found that this infusion would reduce the appearance of compounds involved in the formation of kidney stones.
Hibiscus sabdariffa – Guinea sorrel – is a shrub whose large, colorful flowers with long pistils are ephemeral, lasting only one day.
Native to West Africa, this shrub produces young shoots and leaves that are eaten raw or cooked like vegetables.
Its dried and then infused red flowers are also used for sauces and jams or the preparation of bissap: infusion and syrup producing a red drink, drunk fresh and very sweet (sometimes prepared with mint) in West Africa, including in Senegal and Mauritania where one of its fashionable popular names has become “Coc'Afrique” (“Seille” in Guinea, “roselle” in Jamaica) or “Agua de Jamaica” in Mexico. It is a drink rich in ascorbic acid (hence its tart taste).
In East Africa and the Middle East, this drink is called carcadé (or karkadé, karkadeh; from Arabic karkandji). Very popular in Egypt, including for its medicinal properties, this drink is drunk hot or cold. The flowers of Hibiscus syriacus are edible and have emollient properties (= which relaxes, softens the tissues). They were once used in traditional medicine to calm coughs and cure angina.
The hibiscus flower is imported from Burkina Faso in partnership with a women's cooperative, this organization ensures fair remuneration for the work of the most disadvantaged producers and artisans, enabling them to meet their basic needs: health, education, housing, social protection. This also guarantees respect for the fundamental rights of individuals (refusal of the exploitation of children, slavery, etc.). To establish lasting relationships between economic partners and promote the preservation of the environment to offer you a quality product.