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Sunday, February 28th, 2021



Red Sorrel, Roselle

Family: Malvaceae

Medical use: Respiratory system (throat, lungs), cold, imune system, diuretic, loss of apetit

Parts: Flower

Side effects:
  • No side effect expected in low dose.
Drug interactions:
  • Hibiscus may interfere with the effectiveness of some anti-malaria drugs. It can also interact with diabetes and high blood pressure drugs.

How to Use:


Respiratory system (throat, lungs), cold, imune system, diuretic, loss of apetit

Tea(infusion): 1,5g fine grinded dry flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew for 15-20min, than filter. Drink 1-3 times daily fresh brewd.

A close variety, H.Esculentes is the most growed for it fruit, named okra/gombo/lady-finger. Its proven that hibiscus farmed in Egypt by 12. Dynasty.

In Ottoman Empire a guild named ‘bamya (hibiscus fruit) ocağı’ has served as generaly farmers for palace.

Good resource for protocatechuic acid, so it is a potential antioxide and antitumor. The flavonoids in it can act as weak antidepressant and sedative. Can help by reducing bad cholosterol or organize blood suger. Also it can used to flavor another tea.

In mostly tropic afrikan regions red parts of the flowers is used to make a drink and marmelade.

Content: Hibiscus is rich in organic acids including citric, malic, tartaric and allo-hydroxycitric acids. The plant is known for having beta carotene, protein, vitamin C and total sugar. Its having various medically useful material called photochemical, is known for its nutritional and medicinal properties