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Wednesday, 25 August 2021

If the hibiscus tree is in your house, know these things or you will lose – our health

Hibiscus is a well-known plant that has a long history in traditional medicine and folk medicine around the world. It belongs to a group of flowering plants called Malvaceae and actually has hundreds of subspecies and varieties, most of which are found in warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions.

The species of plants or shrubs have attractive looking flowers and all these different varieties are referred to as hibiscus or ‘rose mall’. These species are very diverse.

In Egypt and elsewhere, the flower of the plant is used to prepare a drink called carcade

Also used to make some beverages in Iran, China, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia and Southeast Asia

Hibiscus is known not only for making tea and beverages but also as a cooking ingredient. Various parts of the plant are used to make jams, soups and sauces.

What are the health benefits of hibiscus?

Hibiscus has a long history as a medicinal herb and is believed to be effective in treating various health conditions such as loss of appetite, common cold, upper respiratory pain and inflammation, stomach irritation and heart and nerve disorders.

Prevention of Hypertension: Hibiscus tea is often recommended as a remedy for high blood pressure or hypertension.

Reduces bad cholesterol levels: In one study, hibiscus tea was found to not only control LDL or bad cholesterol levels, but also improve HDL or good cholesterol levels.

Protection from Free-Radical Damage: Hibiscus is rich in antioxidants and is believed to provide some protective properties against certain types of cancer, such as stomach cancer and leukemia.

Helps to lose weight: Hibiscus tea and extract helps to lose weight. It is also popular as a natural appetite suppressant.

Fighting colds and flu: Hibiscus tea is rich in an assortment of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, which explains its use as a folk remedy for colds, along with its immune-boosting effect.

Relieves constipation: According to some naturopaths, hibiscus tea works well as a laxative due to the naturally available fruit acids. Regular intake of hibiscus tea helps to regulate bowel movements and also relieves common digestive problems.

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