Monthly Archives: May 2017

Hibiscus Extracts Contain a Wide Range of Bioactive Compounds and Provide a Myriad of Potential Health Benefits

Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa, Malvaceae) is a shrub that grows up to eight feet tall and has showy flowers and large edible calyces. Flowers, leaves, and seeds of this tropical or subtropical plant have been used in traditional medicine and as a tea, food source, and flavoring. Hibiscus is thought to have been in cultivation for approximately 6000 years. Its native

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Hibiscus sabdariffa Family: Malvaceae Introduction Native to parts of North Africa and Southeast Asia, Hibiscus sabdariffa is a shrubby tropical plant that produces light yellow flowers with reddish-purple centers. After the petals drop from the flower, its remaining deep red calyces (the cup-like structures formed by the sepals) grow into seed-containing pods that look like flower buds. Most of the hibiscus

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