There are more than 200 species of the Hibiscus. Most of them are believed to have some medicinal properties. Different species are used in Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Western herbal medicines. Hibiscus sabdariffa is prized for its mild laxative properties and for its ability to promote urination.
How It May Benefit You
- mild bladder infections
- mild nausea.
Apply the herb or extract externally for sunburn.
Some species may not be recommended for pregnant women.
WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Fresh or dried hibiscus flowers and teas are available.