The genus is quite large, comprising several hundred species that are native to warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are renowned for their large, showy flowers and those species are commonly known simply as "hibiscus", or less widely known as rose mallow. Other names include hardy hibiscus, rose of sharon, and tropical hibiscus."
Hibiscus has been consumed as tea, around the world. It has a lot of health benefits and just some of them are listed below.
Here's a chart made by 10 Home Remedies that is available on their website.
The tea "contains vitamins C and A, zinc and several minerals. It also contains 15 to 30 percent organic acids, including citric acid, malic acid and tartaric acid. It also contains polysaccharides and flavonoids." (more here)
And here's one more chart, this time from Live a Little Longer.
With deep red color and tart flavor, similar to that of cranberries, it makes a delicious and refreshing drink. Add to that extra health benefits, and you would be asking for another cup.
Hibiscus is a part of our Hibiscus Kombucha.
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