Hibiscus Flowers - A Tropical Gem

Hibiscus Flower Tea

There are over 220 species within the genus Hibiscus. Hibiscus plants grow in most tropical areas of the world, with a minority of species able to survive in freezing environments. The abundant species found in the tropics cannot tolerate more than a few days of freezing weather and will die if such conditions persist. Hibiscus flowers come in a magnificent variety of colors. Hibiscus flowers are the main ingredient in many wonderfully refreshing teas made around the world, especially in Mexico, Latin America, and North Africa. A tea known as Agua de Jamaica, or simply Jamaica in Mexico, is usually served chilled with copious amounts of sugar to sweeten the natural tartness of the hibiscus.

TEAS

Hibiscus flowers are an ingredient in our Water Detox Tea.

COMMON NAME

Standardized: hibiscus
Other: roselle, ambashthaki

BOTANICAL NAME

Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
Plant Family: Malvaceae

PARTS USED

The flower, dried, cut, and powdered.

MEDICAL MEDIUM RESOURCE

Read more on hibiscus tea at: www.MedicalMedium.com

PRECAUTIONS

Specific: Hibiscus flowers are often intercropped with peanuts. Occasionally fragments of peanut shells are present. Caution for individuals with severe peanut allergies.

General: This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This tea is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.