WHAT IS HIBISCUS?
Hibiscus plants have colorful large flowers which can be used as a decoration for a home or garden but mostly used for medicinal purpose. It is more popular to make tea and liquid extracts which are best to treat a variety of conditions.
Sudan produces nearly 80% of the world and over 98% exported to the USA, Europe, and Japan.
Hibiscus is famous to relieve the following conditions:
- High blood pressure
- Upset stomach
- Bacterial infections
Hibiscus flowers are found in red, sunset orange, yellow, deep purple, white, and peach color but the most popular variety is Hibiscus Sabdariffa(Roselle) which is red. Hibiscus Sabdariffa is used as a dietary supplement and cultivated for multiple medical purposes.
WHO IS USING HIBISCUS?
Hibiscus flowers are well known for their beauty and tantalize the taste buds when brewed into a piquant, tea-like beverage. Due to its tart taste, it is also known as sour tea and is made with a mixture of dried hibiscus flowers, leaves, and dark red calyces. (Cup-shaped centers of the flowers). Calyces are the main ingredients in hibiscus herbal drinks. This beverage is known by different names depending on where it is brewed and consumed as both hot and cold drinks.