Traditional therapeutic use
- High vitamin C content.
- Controls high blood pressure (-10 points after consuming 3 cups of tea a day for a few weeks in research).
- Reduces high cholesterol (antioxidant properties, it helps keep LDL or “bad” cholesterol in check).
- Hypoglycemic properties so it is useful for diabetics.
- Can slow the growth of cancer cells (in research).
- Helps treat liver diseases.
- Increase the production of breast milk.
- Restore hormone homeostasis.
- Reduces the pain caused by menstruation, and other unpleasant symptoms: overeating, depression, and mood swings.
- Cold treatment.
- Weight loss and obesity.
- Loss of appetite.
- Fluid retention.
- Heart disease.
- Stomach irritation.
- Calms the nervous system and fights disease.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects of hibiscus are uncommon but might include temporary stomach upset or pain, gas, constipation, nausea, painful urination, headache, ringing in the ears, or shakiness.
Because these products do contain active ingredients, please ensure that you do not exceed the recommended doses and if in any doubt, or if you experience any side effects – however slight – please consult your doctor or healthcare professional.