Jul 11, 2018

Unknown Facts About Hibiscus

Hibiscus Flower, a strong antioxidant and cleanser!
Hibiscus Flower, a strong antioxidant and cleanser!
Not many know that Hibiscus-the flower, is used for a number of purposes other than the bouquets and decoration. The flower in itself is found in a four vibrant colors namely- red, yellow, pink and white. This flower is processed and used as a food additive for providing a red tinge to the dish. Other than this, hibiscus flower and colors happen to serve various other purposes.
  • Little known fact; cotton and hibiscus are related, being members of the same family (the Malvacea)
  • China and Thailand are the greatest producers of hibiscus in the world.
  • Hibiscus is the recognised national flower of Malaysia, South Korea and the Republic of Haiti.
In Indian Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, hibiscus is steeped in boiling water and drank as a tea for its various health benefits. It is a rich source of Vitamin C and antioxidants that keep the body healthy. Ayurvedic texts also mention hibiscus as a natural cleanser & hair growth booster! Hibiscus is a natural botox and anti aging secret for your skin.


Some Interesting Facts About Hibiscus

  • Dried Hibiscus petals are used for garnishing the food in certain areas,specially, Mexico. In fact, the natives of Mexico treat hibiscus as a vegetable and consume it by making delicious dishes out of it.
  • Hibiscus is used for Tangy Flavoring to various foods and drinks since it contains vitamin c
  • Hibiscus flower is regarded divine as per the Indian mythology hence, it used for worshiping in temples and people dedicate its offerings to their gods.
  • Being a wonderful hair stimulator, hibiscus is extensively used as a herbal ingredient in various hair conditioners and shampoos.
  • Hibiscus tea is herbal and has therapeutic effects on body. The health benefits of hibiscus tea include relief from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as digestive, immune system, and inflammatory problems. It helps to cure liver disease and reduces the risk of cancer. It can also speed up the metabolism and help in healthy, gradual weight loss.
  • Handmade papers use hibiscus as an indispensable constituent in its manufacturing.
  • Hibiscus Flower has immense medicinal and curative properties. It is commonly used for treating dandruff and blood pressure. Apart from that, hibiscus extracts are useful in curing respiration problems, indigestion and loss of appetite etc.
  • Hibiscus (aka rеd tea, roselle, etc) iѕ a herbal therapy fоr kidney stones. It iѕ a diuretic. It increases the flow of water thrоugh thе kidneys, thе concentration оf oxalate аnd оthеr stone forming substances iѕ decreased, аnd inѕtеаd оf adding tо thе crystals in thе kidneys, watery urine helps dissolve them. Thiѕ process iѕ nоt quick еnоugh fоr mоѕt people, but hydration iѕ vеrу important fоr kidney stones.
    Learn about the Lifestyle Changes and Home Remedies for Kidney Stones as per Ayurveda
  • Hibiscus is chock full of antioxidants which are powerful against skin damaging, free radicals that cause premature aging of skin. Thus, after the above mentioned facts it is rather evident that not only is hibiscus a beautiful flower, but also an extremely useful product too.
  • Hibiscus Flower is a Natural Botox and Boosts Collagen. It firms and lifts the face, which leave it looking youthful! Mash up a few hibiscus flowers using a mortar and pestle then apply them onto your face, avoiding the eyes. Rinse off after 15 minutes to experience a natural face lift! Don’t forget that it’s filled with Vitamin C that boosts collagen production!
  • Hibiscus Encourages Hair Growth. In Ayurveda, hibiscus is a potent ingredient used in hair growth oils to foster growth of new hairs while strengthening existing ones. This is because it’s rich in nutrients such as amino acids that are necessary for producing keratin which makes up the key structure of our hair. Infuse hibiscus petals in sweet almond oil for a month in a sunny place to make a hair growth oil as follows:
    • Hibiscus Hair Growth Oil: In a 4 oz mason jar, add clean & dry hibiscus flower petals from 2-3 flowers. Now pour sweet almond oil to fill the jar to the top. Store on a sunny window sill for a month while shaking often to release the nutrients from the petals. When the time is up, strain the hibiscus-infused oil in another jar, discarding the petals. Massage a suitable amount on your scalp 2 hours before washing your hair to see hair growth & thickness!
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