Due to their soothing and astringent properties, Hibiscus flowers have been traditionally used to treat conditions such as cancer, gallbladder attacks, diabetes, constipation, respiratory problems, milf bladder infections, mild nausea, disorders of circulation, to lower blood pressure, to ease menstrual cramps and labor pains, to increase urination, to relieve dry coughs, and to treat skin affictions. Hibiscus flowers are rich in Vitamin C and contain substantioal quantities of flavonoids and proanthocyanidins, which are associated with antioxidant, fever-reducing, pain-relieving, and spasm-inhibiting activities.
The Hibiscus flower has been used for a long time as an ingredient in herbal teas. It has a tart, fruity taste. The Hibiscus flower is often dried and used as an ingredient for culinary uses. It is a good addition to spicy salads, sauces, curries and also can be used for desserts such as cupcakes, yougurts, ice creams, jellies and tarts. In Europe and America Hibiscus flowers are used as food colorings.
Hibiscus flower are used in hair care. They are used in hair oils, shampoos, hair tonic and conditioners. Hibiscus flowers help in thickening, growing, preventing premature graying, hair loss and darkening the hair.
Hibiscus flowers are well known for their decorative properties. They have soft petals and come in vibrant colors. Hibiscus flowers are often used in leis for special events. Dried Hibiscus flowers are used for dried arrangements such as wreaths, swags, baskets and garlands.
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