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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Today, hibiscus is popular for its potential to reduce high blood pressure. Modern studies show promise for both the tea and hibiscus plant extract to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Although more research is still needed, this could be good news for the future of heart disease treatment. Hibiscus shows potential for cancer treatment and as a weight loss aid, along with other uses. There aren’t many studies in these areas, but some research suggests that anthocyanins may hold the key to hibiscus’ anticancer properties. Another recent study found that hibiscus extract might have an effect on metabolism, preventing obesity and fat buildup in the liver.
Antihypertensive, Antimicrobial, Carminative, Diuretic, Tonic, Anticancer, Antiseptic, Vasodilator
Dosage for the herbal hibiscus tea prepared using 1.5 g of the herb in a cup of boiling water can be about five to ten doses daily during the treatment regimen.