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Hibiscus Leaves


Tangy and Tart!

Commonly used to make drinks, including teas, tonics and punches; hibiscus has a tart, cranberry-like flavour. It’s used to make Zobo in Nigeria and is popular in Jamaica. In Senegal, West Africa, its used to make their national drink called Bissap. In Latin American countries, such as Mexico, the drink is known as Agua de Jamaica (Jamaica water). Australians use it make a drink known as Rosella, Indians, use it also, and its used in the Philippines to make Gumamela. Try this delicious ingredient to make any drink of your choice.


INGREDIENTS: Roselle Leaves


  • Lowering Blood Pressure: Hibiscus leaves are rich in antioxidants, particularly flavonoids and anthocyanins, which have been linked to lowering blood pressure. Consuming hibiscus tea made from the leaves may help to relax blood vessels, thus reducing hypertension and promoting cardiovascular health.
  • Supporting Digestive Health: Hibiscus leaves contain natural enzymes and dietary fiber that can aid digestion and alleviate digestive issues such as constipation and bloating. The fiber helps promote regular bowel movements, while the enzymes may assist in breaking down food more efficiently.
  • Boosting Immune Function: The high vitamin C content in hibiscus leaves contributes to their immune-boosting properties. Vitamin C is essential for the production and function of white blood cells, which play a key role in fighting off infections and illnesses. Including hibiscus leaves in your diet may help strengthen your immune system and enhance overall health.
  • Managing Weight: Hibiscus leaves are often included in weight management plans due to their potential to support metabolism and aid in weight loss. Some research suggests that compounds in hibiscus leaves may inhibit the absorption of carbohydrates and fats, helping to reduce calorie intake. Additionally, hibiscus tea is naturally low in calories and can be a refreshing, hydrating alternative to sugary beverages.