Country of Origin: Egypt
Production: Hibiscus plants grow in most tropical areas of the world. It’s known as flor de Jamaica in Mexico, sorrel in the Caribbean, and roselle in many parts of the world.There are over 220 species with a variety of vibrantly colored flowers.
Qualities: The hibiscus flower has been shown to be almost as antioxidant packed as Matcha powder (see https://nutritionfacts.org/video/better-than-green-tea/). No surprise it is used in many parts of the world to treat an array of ailments such as fevers, stomach pain, high blood pressure, and bacterial infections. It is known for being very rich in manganese and thus it is recommended to limit intake to 1 quart/day.
Common Use: Hibiscus flowers are most commonly used in tea and it’s what gives the “zing” to Red Zinger Tea. It has a fresh, tart flavor that can be sweetened if desired. Hibiscus can be brewed and consumed hot, for a warming, comforting tea, or made into a pleasantly refreshing iced tea (a staple of Mexican cuisine known as agua de jamaica).
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in a sealed container.
Safety: This hibiscus may be inter-cropped with peanuts and should be avoided by people with peanut allergies. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.