Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is quite large, containing several hundred species. It is native to warm-temperate, subtropical, and tropical regions throughout the world.
It is common name of rosemallow, this genus includes such well-known members as rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), with roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) being the most commonly known species for medicinal purposes.
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis has a number of medical uses in Indian Ayurveda. Roots make various concoctions believed to cure various ailments.It may also help reduce chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus,relieve coughs, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and cancer and have hemo-protective, hypolipemiant, diuretic, antipyretic, and hypoglycemic effects.
It may help lower fevers and high blood pressure, relieve coughs, increase urination, skin disorders and kill bacteria. It is used externally as an emollient to soften and soothe the skin, as well as used internally for digestive disorders.
The natives of southern India use Hibiscus rosa-sinensis for hair care purposes. Extracts of the red flower and leaves can be applied on hair tackle hair-fall and dandruff on the scalp. It is used to make hair-protective oils. A simple application involves soaking the leaves and flowers in water and using a wet grinder to make a thick paste which is used as a natural shampoo.
The Hibiscus is a red flowered annual herb and a tropical plant that is commonly used in jams, jellies, sauces, beverages, and teas. It provides a tart, refreshing flavor, to these foods and drinks.
Health benefits of hibiscus
1.Reduces grey hair
2.Prevents hair loss
3.Prevents liver damage
5.Helps in weight loss
7.Lower blood pressure
8.Lower bad cholesterol levels
9.Rich in antioxidants
10.Prevents kidney stones
11.Helps hair growth
12.Prevents the common cold and flu
13.Relieves from menstrual pain
Homemade hibiscus remedy for face and hair
1/2 teaspoon of hibiscus powder
1 teaspoons of yogurt
Mix the hibiscus powder and a teaspoon of yogurt in a bowl.
Apply it your face and neck for 15 minutes.
Rinse it off with luke warm water.
You can try this face pack for 2 -3 times a day.
you might see good results.
Homemade hibiscus hair mask for strong hair
1 tablespoon of hibiscus powder
4 teaspoons of yogurt
In a small mixing bowl, add one tablespoon of hibiscus powder, 4 teaspoons of yogurt and mix well .
Apply this paste on your hair, leave it until for half hour.
Rinse with your shampoo and lukewarm water.
You can try this hair mask for 2 times a week.
Homemade hibiscus hair mask for hair growth
1 handful of hibiscus leaves
10-12 neem leaves
Grind the hibiscus leaves and neem leaves make a thick paste.
Apply this paste on your hair and scalp , leave it until for 20 minutes.
Wash your hair with your shampoo and lukewarm water.