Botanical Name: Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis
Hibiscus is a beautiful, sacred flower commonly used in devotional ceremonies and to make cooling summer beverages. It helps purify the body both physically and spiritually and is useful in disorders associated with the first and second chakra (Yoga of Herbs).
Hibiscus flowers are sweet, tart, and slightly astringent. The powder makes a refreshing herbal tea to enjoy hot or cold. Hibiscus flowers gently cleanse the blood, encourage healthy skin and a clear complexion, and support a healthy female reproductive system with comfortable menstrual flow.
In Ayurvedic traditions, hibiscus flowers are considered highly sattvic and sacred. They are used in spiritual practices for their ability to open the heart and encourage love and devotion. When used internally, hibiscus removes excess heat from the body and supports a healthy circulatory system.
Hibiscus is well known for its ability to support thick hair growth while imparting a healthy shine and luster. The powder is commonly combined with henna for a natural hair dye treatment, and it is an important ingredient in many DIY beauty products like soaps, skincare, and natural blush.