Hibiscus species have some of the world’s most glorious flowers that bloom once then leave their calyx as a potent medicine, rich in vitamin c, antioxidants, calcium,
niacin, iron, and riboflavin (vitamin B-2). Medicinally, hibiscus helps with constipation, tones the stomach and increases appetite. It is reputed to balance blood glucose
levels and improves lipid profiles by reducing total cholesterol and triglycerides. Flowers are made into beverages, syrups, jams and jellies in the Middle East, Thailand,
the Caribbean, Mexico and East Africa. In the United States and Europe, hibiscus is commonly consumed as an herbal tea.