Hibiscus for Natural Health & Beauty

Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on September 28, 2012 by Paulina Nelega, RH

Renowned for their colorful tropical beauty, Hibiscus flowers also impart skin-softening properties when ground into a fine powder and mixed with a little water to make a paste.

The paste is applied onto the skin and can also be used as a “shampoo.” In India, the flowers are included in medicated hair oil preparations for preventing hair loss and graying.

Hibiscus flowers have also traditionally been used to help reduce fever and provide a mild diuretic and laxative effect.Dried Hibiscus flowers impart a lovely ruby color to any herbal tea blend and add a refreshing tartness that tastes great with mint leaves. Plus, a recent study has shown that drinking Hibiscus tea may also help to lower blood pressure! (the study participants drank 3 cups a day)

Hibiscus – helps keep you healthy and beautiful, naturally!

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Paulina Nelega, RH
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan

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