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Please enjoy this information on hibiscus made available through the generosity of RFI’s adoption.
|Hibiscus sabdariffa is a member of the mallow family (Malvaceae) and is native to parts of North Africa and Southeast Asia. The calyx (the structure around the petals) are the primary plant part used, specifically in teas for lowering blood pressure and for its cooling effect.
Additional ABC Hibiscus Resources
Hibiscus Profile. 2007; 74:1-6.
Cochrane Review of Hibiscus Effects on Blood Pressure. HC# 051062-408, September 15, 2010.
Hibiscus Tea May Help Lower Blood Pressure in Mild Hypertension. HC# 021066-396, March 15, 2010.
Effect of Hibiscus on Uric Acid Excretion and Renal Stone Formation. HC# 060282-362, October 15, 2008.
Hibiscus Tea May Have Cholesterol-lowering Effects. HC# 050672-337, September 28, 2007.
Read the Press Release on RFI's herb adoption of the HerbMedPro Hibiscus record.
Contact us for more information on ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program.