Posted by Joe Kyser on July 16, 2016
Hey guess what I found out? Red Hibiscus flowers are a great source of many different types of antioxidants and vitamin c. So what am I going to do now? Well make myself some Hibiscus wax. Maybe just a liquidy concetrate. Not sure yet but Im going to extract the essential oils and use Strawberry Licks to do it. It will add that sweet taste to the bitter tarte sour taste to the tea that im going to make with Hibiscus wax concentrate. But heres some info I learned and thought I would pass onto to you guys. Thanks for following my blog. I will have plenty to say as also some combined bloggers to form the new HerbalLiquidizer.com blog post packed full of great info. So keep your eyes peeled and get your extract on!
Hibiscus tea is also called sour tea because of its tart taste. It’s made from a mixture of dried hibiscus flowers, leaves, and dark red calyces (cup-shaped center of the flower). After the flower finishes blooming, the petals fall off and the calyces turn into pods that hold the plant’s seeds. Calyces are often the main ingredients in herbal drinks containing hibiscus.
Historically, hibiscus has been used by different cultures as a remedy for several conditions. Egyptians used hibiscus tea to lower body temperature, treat heart and nerve diseases, and as a diuretic to increase urine production.
Elsewhere in Africa, tea was used to treat constipation, cancer, liver disease, and cold symptoms. Pulp made from the leaves was applied to the skin to heal wounds.
In Iran, drinking sour tea is a common treatment for high blood pressure.