13 Health Benefits of Hibiscus Flower

In ancient times in India, many medicines were made using herbs and roots (Ayurveda). Hibiscus is one of them. While Hibiscus comes in variety of colors like Pink, white, yellow etc, mostly the red color Hibiscus flower is used in these Ayurveda medicines. While the extract of Hibiscus is known to ease blood pressure, below are a few uses of Hibiscus flower petals and leaves.Even if you have a hibiscus plant in your house, you can easily make things like hibiscus tea or hibiscus oil from the flowers. You also have the option of getting hibiscus extracts from an organic store. The health benefits of hibiscus flower for skin can be utilized well only if you know them. And even if you are not ailing from any sickness, it is in general good for your health.

For example, hibiscus tea is rich in antioxidants and thus it helps to fight cancer and ageing. It is thus, a good habit to consume hibiscus tea instead of normal tea. Hibiscus oil also has many Ayurvedic benefits of hibiscus flower apart from being healthy.


Here are some of the most important health benefits hibiscus flower extracts.

Before, you are ready to use the Hibiscus, make sure you clean them properly and refrigerate them. If you are plucking Hibiscus from outside, make sure its pesticide or fertilizers free.

Body Pain

Take 5 leaves and 5 petals of a red Hibiscus flower.

Boil in water for 3-5 min and let it cool down. After half an hour, drink this water.

Do this for 21 days. This helps in completely getting rid of 70% of body pain.

Iron deficiency
Not to be consumed during Pregnancy
Remove petals from the red Hibiscus flower and boil it in water till the water quantity is reduced to half.
Remove from gas and let it cool at room temperature.
Once it’s cooled down, you can drink this water.
Do this for 21 days. It builds iron in the body.
Menstrual Cramps
Take white Hibiscus petals and boil them in water for around 2-4 weeks.
After cooling it down to room temperature, drink it during Menstrual days. This helps in relieving the pain.

Face Pack

Dry the red Hibiscus flower petals at home, Once its completely dried, grind it well.
Store this powder and apply daily on face by mixing it with water or milk or juice.

Dry Skin

Heat coconut oil or sesame oil and the red Hibiscus flower petals together.
Allow it to cool down at room temperature and then apply on dry skin. This will heal the dry skin or the cracks if any.

Hair Pack

Take the leaves of a red Hibiscus flower plant. Make its paste and then add 1 egg to it.
Mix this well and apply the pack on hair for 20 min and then wash it away.

Hair Cleansing

Soak Fenugreek seeds (Methi dana) overnight. Next day grind this along with the red Hibiscus flower leaves, apply on hair and wash it off.
This will help removing the dirt from hair and also stops the dandruff growth.

Hair Shampoo

Make a paste of red hibiscus flower petals and add aloe vera juice to it. Mix it well and apply on hair like a shampoo.
Will give the hair a good shine and nourishment.

Hair Colour

Make a henna pack by mixing henna powder, water and red Hibiscus flower leaves.
By doing this, it makes the Henna to give a rich color to hair and also provides good nourishment to hair, as Henna may dry off the hair

Gray Hair

Take 10 leaves and 10 petals of a red Hibiscus flower plant and add 200 ml Coconut oil to it.
Boil this and allow it to cool down to room temperature. Apply this oil on hair and scalp.
This stops the growth of white hair, nourishes the hair and also makes the hair strong.

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