Surprising Health Benefits Of Hibiscus

by Daniel / Mar 11, 2017 / 0 comments

Hibiscus is a flowering plant from the Mallow or Malvaceae family and has various species around the world. The following are the health benefits of the hibiscus plant:

Cardiovascular Health

This flowering plant promotes a healthy heart by regulating blood pressure and lowering cholesterol levels. It also gets rid of bad cholesterol in the body and this prevents heart diseases that arise from blood vessel damage.

Antioxidant Benefits

Hibiscus fights toxic substances and free radicals that are associated with cancer. The plant’s calyces have high amounts of antioxidants that after consumption protect the body from inflammatory and chronic ailments such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer and heart diseases.

Anti-Infective Benefits

Hibiscus prevents infections due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. You can use this plant to fight colds and even boost your appetite.  The plant fights the bacteria that cause digestive disorders.

Fluid Balance Benefits

This plant is used in parts of Egypt and Sudan to maintain the fluid balance in the body. Fluid balance keeps the body hydrated and this result to improved blood flow, smooth skin and better respiratory health. Fluid balance also prevents constipation, restlessness and insomnia.