Hibiscus sabdariffa is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family. Some of the health benefits of Hibiscus flower are; it is rich in antioxidants which help in fighting cancer and also boosting energy levels. It is also rich in vitamin C which helps to cure cold and minor cold related infections such as sore throat, cough, and headaches. It also helps to calm hot flashes in women who are going through the hormonal changes of menopause.
The antioxidants also help to slow down the ageing of your cells. Anti-inflammatory and vitamin C present in hibiscus flower can stop the growth of acne and even clear the marks left by it. It also helps to boost the level of immunity of the body, lower cholesterol levels, maintain fluid balance, speed up metabolism, stop hair fall and maintain body temperature.
Hibiscus has been used by different cultures as a remedy for several conditions. Egyptians used hibiscus tea to lower body temperature, treat heart and nerve diseases, and as a diuretic to increase urine production.