Hibiscus Flower Whole (hibiscus sabdariffa)

All our herbs come from certified organic sources or trusted wildcrafters. ENGLISH COMMON NAME:Standard: Hibiscus Flower Whole Also known as; hibiscus, ambashthaki, roselle LATIN NAME:Hibiscus sabdariffa Plant Family: Malvaceae PART(S) USED:Whole dried flower. OVERVIEW:There are over 220 species within the genus Hibiscus. Hibiscus plants grow in most tropical areas of the world, with a minority of species able to survive in freezing environments. Hibiscus flowers come in a glorious variety of colors. The leaves, young shoots, and flowers from this plant are common sources of food and drink throughout the tropical regions where it thrives. Its large, showy flowers are most commonly brewed as hibiscus tea. In the Caribbean, the vibrantly red infusion is mixed with rum and served as a cocktail. Our whole, organic dried hibiscus flowers make a lovely addition to botanical tea blends. PREPARATIONS:Keep dry. Store in an airtight container in a dry cupboard away from light. Will keep for many years. It is a common ingredient in tea blends. PRECAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS: Hibiscus flowers are often inter-cropped with peanuts. Occasionally, fragments of peanut shells are present. Caution for individuals with severe peanut allergies. Side effects of hibiscus are uncommon but might include temporary stomach upset or pain, gas, constipation, nausea, painful urination, headache, ringing in the ears, or shakiness. Diabetes: Hibiscus might decrease blood sugar levels. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, have allergies, or are on any medications. Although most herbs are generally safe, it is recommended that you avoid self-prescribing especially when there is an underlying ongoing medical condition. This information is for educational purposes only, has not been evaluated by Health Canada, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Reference Health Canada: