Infusion made from this African plant gives a lovely deep red color, similar to pomegranate. It has a tart and fruity taste similar to lemonade. It is tangy and full of natural Vitamin C. It is also caffeine-free.
Hibiscus has been used as a therapeutic plant for centuries. Traditionally, extracts treat toothaches, urinary tract infections, colds, and even hangovers. Root concoctions act as a potent laxative. Natives of various countries drink tea to stabilize blood pressure and lower cholesterol.