Hibiscus is a genus of plants with beautiful flowers, it belong to the mallow family, Malvaceae. The species of this genus are native to warm subtropical and tropical regions. The genus includes annual, perennial plant, both trees and shrubs. The main distinctive feature of hibiscus plants is their showy flowers, which may be of yellow, pink, white, purple, orange, red colors. Have you ever thought of hibiscus flower meaning? The flowers of this plant represent different nations. For example the yellow hibiscus (Hawaiian hibiscus) is the national flower of Hawaii. The state flower of South Korea is Hibiscus syriacus. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis represents Malaysia. Due to the sophisticated beauty of hibiscus flowers, it is often used as an ornamental plant. It is said that hibiscus plant is a symbol of femininity, new life, creation and warmth. Hibiscus is used in producing paper, in food coloring, in cosmetics. In culinary it is used as a garnish and for making sauces, jams, soups. There are also many other hibiscus benefits. At least you have probably heard about the benefits of hibiscus tea (carcade).
And now hibiscus tea benefits in details. It is rich in vitamin C and minerals and helps in such conditions:
- high blood pressure;
- circulation disorders;
- heart problems;
- nerve diseases;
- stomach irritation;
- fluid retention;
- upper respiratory tract pain;
- hair loss;
- hair greying.
It is safe for most adults, except for pregnant and breast-feeding women.