It is the unofficial National flower of Haiti. Besides Haiti, it is also the national flower of South Korea and Malaysia (but the varieties are Hibiscus syriacus & Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis respectively). The flower is also used in divine interpretations of Hindu religion. In the Carribean it is known as Sorrel.
- High in vitamin C
- May help lower blood pressure
- May boost liver health
- Could help fight bacteria
- Contains compounds that may help prevent cancer
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1 or 2 tbsp of dried hibiscus leaves, depending on how strong you want the tea, you can either increase this number, or decrease it. Bring tea to a boil and then leave for 10 minutes or overnight to brew for a deeper vibrant colour.
To get the flavour really going boil leaves with strawberries, blueberries, cherries, pears and cinnamon sticks for a real loaded health drink.