Diuretic, blood pressure, heart & nerve diseases, circulation, respiratory tract, spasms: stomach, intestine,uterus; increase appetite, gentle laxative, dissolving phlegm,
Hibiscus is used to treat loss of appetite, as a gentle laxative; diuretic, upper respiratory tract pain & inflammation, fluid retention, stomach irritation, circulation disorders; for dissolving phlegm, as a diuretic to increase urine output, colds, heart & nerve diseases.
In foods and beverages, hibiscus is used as a flavoring. It is also used to improve the odor, flavor, or appearance of tea mixtures.
How does it work?
The fruit acids in hibiscus may work like a laxative. Some researchers think that other chemicals in hibiscus might be able to lower blood pressure; decrease spasms in the stomach, intestines, and uterus; and work like antibiotics to kill bacteria and worms.
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