All About Hibiscus Flowers

Flowers are the cutest thing that nature gave us, and they are available in discrete colour and type. One such beautiful flower is Hibiscus.

Every flower type has many things related to it and facts that we all don’t know. Today, we will be getting familiar with Hibiscus flower and will know things about hibiscus flowers.

And those who are into knowing flowers whether professionally or as a hobby, this write-up can be a source of hibiscus flower information.

All About Hibiscus Flowers

What is Hibiscus?

Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The genus is quite large, comprising several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world.

Different Colours of Hibiscus Flowers

Hibiscus flowers are available in White, Red, Yellow, Pink, Purple, Peach, and Orange colours. In some species of Hibiscus, flowers colour changes with age.

The shape of Hibiscus Flowers

Hibiscus flowers are known for their large and trumpet-like shape. The flower can grow from 4 - 18 cm broad.

Major Species

Chinese Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis), East African Hibiscus (H. schizopetalus), Mahoe (H. tiliaceus), Kenaf (H. cannabinus), Roselle (H. sabdariffa), and Rose of Sharon (H. syriacus)

Benefits of Hibiscus Tea

Most of the hibiscus benefits come from hibiscus tea:

● Antioxidants - Hibiscus tea is rich in powerful antioxidants and may, therefore, help prevent damage and disease caused by the buildup of free radicals.
● Lower Blood Pressure - Many studies have found that Hibiscus tea helps in lowering high blood pressure. High Blood Pressure can trigger the risk of heart disease.
● Improves Liver Health - Liver secretes bile to breakdown fat and produce protein for the body. Hibiscus tea can help to improve our livers.
● Promote Weight Loss - Some elements of Hibiscus help our body to lose weight. If used after a work-out, the result will be much better.
● May Prevent Cancer - Hibiscus contains a compound called POLYPHENOLS which possess power anti-cancer properties. Hence, drinking Hibiscus tea may help to prevent cancer.

Blooming Cycle Of Hibiscus

Although the hibiscus bloom arrives in a showy flash of sizzling colour, this display generally only lasts for a day or two in most varieties. The bloom opens in early morning and wilts by late afternoon.

Uses of Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis

Below are some great and worthy hibiscus uses:

● The paste of leaf and flower mixed with sesame oil is used to apply over the scalp for the strengthening of hairs.
● The mixture of the paste of tender flowers of Hibiscus and milk is consumed to control heavy bleeding in menstruation.
● Hibiscus flower is soaked in water overnight, and the water is to be consumed the next morning to control diabetes.
● The Mixture of Hibiscus flower paste and cow urine is used to treat the condition of alopecia.
● The paste of hibiscus flower mixed with lukewarm milk can help to relax the mind and trigger good sleep.

Facts About Hibiscus

● There are more than 200 species of Hibiscus around the world.
● Hibiscus can grow long and reach up to 15 feet in height.
● Hibiscus flowers are among a few of the exotic flowers.
● People in China use Hibiscus to polish shoes and hence call it ‘shoe flower’.
● Hibiscus cannabinus is a species of Hibiscus that is used in the paper industry.
● China and Thailand are the greatest producers of Hibiscus in the world.

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