Hibiscus, Hawthorne Berry and Rose Hip Tea Hibiscus sabdariffa & Hawthorne Berry
Whole pieces of dried flower pods and whole berries for tea.
Hibiscus tea is an herbal tea made as an infusion from crimson or deep magenta-coloured calyces (sepals) of the Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) flower. It is consumed both hot and cold.
Also called “Jamaica” at Mexican Restaurants- it’s that yummy red drink next to the horchata
It has a tart, cranberry like flavour, and sugar or honey is often added to sweeten it. The tea contains vitamin C and minerals and is used traditionally as a mild medicine. In west Sudan, a white hibiscus flower is favoured for its bitter taste and is customarily served to guests.
The health benefits of hibiscus tea include relief from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as digestive, immune system, and inflammatory problems. It helps to cure liver disease and reduces the risk of cancer. It can also speed up the metabolism and help in healthy, gradual weight loss.
In traditional Chinese medicine, hawthorn berry is one of the most commonly recommended foods to help treat high blood pressure. Several animal studies show that hawthorn can act as a vasodilator, meaning it can relax constricted blood vessels, ultimately lowering blood pressure.
The botanical materia medics, wares and recipes of this website are NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE THE SERVICES OF PHYSICIANS.
By all means see a physician when a condition requires his services.
There is ample proof that that botanical medicines have been used for thousands of years, and it is reasonable to believe that they were also used by primitive man to survive diseases, and the rigors of aging.
None of these products have been evaluated by the FDA.
Many botanicals offered at Starfish Honey are recognized in the United States and foreign pharmacopias. Many of them have been discarded for stronger, more certain, synthetic drugs, or other reasons.
Modern science is now reevaluating many of the old time botanicals, and searching jungles and distant places to seek remedies from aboriginal races.
The future of human medicine may very well rest in the methods of our ancient ancestors.