Hibiscus grows in the tropics. He is a tall shrub, belonging to the family Malvaceae. Hibiscus flowers large, 7-10 cm in diameter, with thick petals, bright red with dark purple corolla outside and dark purple inside. Possess a strong aroma. The leaves, stems, calyx reddish hue. Almost the entire plant, except roots, edible and its use in food. Fresh leaves and young shoots are rich in vitamins, add to the salad, stewed meat, roasted seeds and used in soups.
To use a cup of tea flowers. After wilting flower bowls begin to grow, increasing by several times and become juicy and succulent. They are used not only for tea, but also make them jellies, sauces, compotes, used for coloring foods, salted, pickled.
Brewed as tea, not boiled, prolonged heating dyes are decomposed, and the drink becomes a dirty gray.
Hibiscus tea is very useful. Substances that cause its red color – anthocyanins, have a pronounced P-vitamin activity, they strengthen the walls of blood vessels, regulate blood pressure. They possess antispasmodic and diuretic ..
Contained in the hibiscus flavonoids – kvertsitin reinforce the effect of anthocyanins, help clean the body. Deduces from an organism waste products exchange. Promotes bile and increased protection of liver from neblagopiyatnyh impacts, improves metabolism. It kills some pathogens can be used as a vermifuge.