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Secret #12


Hibiscus flowers where I live are as common as the northern dandelion! The large flowers attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Used in the landscape, they can be a tree or a shrub. But they also have health benefits. Something my squirrels seem to know instinctively, because they are constantly eating the flowers!

The hibiscus flowers are used in tea, powders and tablets. This plant contains powerful antioxidants offering many health benefits. It is not recommended for anyone who is pregnant, breastfeeding, has diabetes, low blood pressure or about to have surgery. As will any subelement talk to your doctor before taking.

Some of the benefits the Hibiscus can provide are;

  1. boosting your immune system
  2. improving your skin tone
  3. reducing tiredness and fatigue
  4. a source of calcium
  5. a source of plant protein
  6. boost energy levels
  7. cognitive health
  8. heathy bones and teeth
  9. quicken wound healing
  10. protect against skin cancer
  11. improve hair growth
  12. lowers cholesterol
  13. lowers blood pressure
  14. lowers blood sugar

That is a lot of benefits from such a beautiful flower!