Hibiscus also known as sorrel if you’re from the tropics. Different countries also call it mallow. Sorrel is a popular drink but the only problem is that sugar is often added to it because it’s so sour. So it’s best to drink the straight tea made from the whole flower.
Once the tea is made it becomes a deep red color and tastes very tart/sour.
The tea is very cooling during hot days.
Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, hypotensive, anti-obesity, supports good cholesterol and is mildly laxitive.
The tea reduces the risk factors for kidney stones.
It’s rich in trace minerals: chromium, copper, manganese, iron, selenium, phosphorus. Also rich in Vitamin C.
It fights appetite and encourages weight loss by encouraging the “wasting” of carbohydrates.
Studies show that it lowers your blood pressure as well as certain blood pressure meds.
The herb is beneficial for 1st and 2nd chakra disorders, such as problems of the
kidneys and reproductive systems. It’s sacred to Ganesh, the Hindu god who removes obstacles.