What is hibiscus flower?
Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Chinese rose), also called sorrel ketmy or mallow Sudan – this is an ornamental plant with many health-promoting properties, but its use is also found in cosmetics and cuisine. It is characterized by a high content of anthocyanins, polyphenols, flavonoids, vitamin C and organic acids.
Hibiscus flower and its properties have been used for many years in traditional medicine. It was used primarily to cleanse the body of toxins because it stimulates metabolism while showing a slight laxative and diuretic effect. An additional advantage of this is the prevention of body stagnation.
- regular use of hibiscus infusion has a positive effect on normal cholesterol levels, blood pressure in the vessels
- positively affects the functioning of the liver.
- vitamin C present in the composition of this plant has a positive effect on blood vessels because it strengthens their walls preventing cracking and the formation of spider veins.
- in addition, as is well known, vitamin C plays a significant role in maintaining our body’s immunity.
Pour 200 ml of boiling water over one tablespoon of hibiscus flowers. Infuse, covered, for 20 minutes, strain
Hibiscus flower also has many uses in the kitchen. Jams, jellies, flavouring sauces and desserts or using juices and syrups to prepare are just some of the ideas for using it. Hibiscus flower can also be used for salads or season meat dishes.