Hibiscus (Hibiscus Sabdariffa)


Also Known as: Roselle, Red Sorrel, Rose Mallow

Uses: Tea

Parts Used: Calyx, the bottom of each flower, a bright red cup-like structure

Hibiscus is very high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids (which are most commonly known for their antioxidant activity).  Antioxidants can fight and prevent low-grade chronic inflammation which research has linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, IBS, Alzheimers and many other health issues. By choosing foods and beverages that are high in antioxidants like Hibiscus tea, you can help reverse the inflammatory process in your body. Studies have shown that drinking Hibiscus tea reduces blood pressure and lowers cholesterol. It has been used for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Hibiscus is found in Happy Bee Hibiscus Blend, Abundant C Tea, Nettle Hibiscus and Angels Cup. It is delicious served hot or cold!  

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