I use Hibiscus Flrs, but don't know the latin name. Mine are a deep maroon to purple color. I make tea and drink it as a medicinal herb every day. It lowers High blood pressure. It has lowered mine 20-22 points now. Maybe more. My BP was staying up in the 160's. (scary!) Anyway, a "old-timer" cued me in to Hibiscus flowers to bring it down. And it worked for me!! He uses it all the time as well. I have told many of my friends about it and shared my experience with HT on this forum.
I am glad to see someone else likes it. Have a great week-end,,Patsy
Thanks CozyHollowGirl, I just got a large-flowered red hibiscus for my birthday (upcoming) and have ordered seeds and a plant of different varieties. I found that the hibiscus I was buying is not the blossoms but the seed "pod" so I am glad to hear that the blossoms from ordinary hibiscus are fine. It has helped my b.p. as well. Does the flower-type you use have a tartness too? If you look up edible hibiscus even the leaves are edible and it said the roots are used to make meringue! Rita
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