The Hibiscus Plant

Posted by jeff on 8/30/2010 to Soaps

The hibiscus plant has a lot of different species. That also means that hibiscus plants are called by a lot of different names. A few of these are Jamaica Sorrel, Sudanese Tea, Red Sorrel, Hawaiian Hibiscus and Chinese Hibiscus.


There are around 300 different species of hibiscus in the world currently. They originated out of Asia, and have grown in many different regions around the world. Most grow in tropic or subtropical areas in the world.


Hibiscus plants are great for soap making. Soap making involves creating soap out of your favorite ingredients. Hibiscus plants give off a pink color, which make it a great choice or soap making if you want to make soap a fun color. Hibiscus plants work great with essential oils.


Hibiscus is also used in tea. It puts a little color in the tea, and makes it more flavorful and tasty.  Hibiscus is a good relief for stomach pains and food digestion.


The hibiscus flower is a good antioxidant. It is often used to treat fevers and spasms. The flower also works as a good pain relief method.


The hibiscus plant has been tested and researched because of its ability to lower blood pressure. It also reduced cholesterol count. The reason that it reduces the cholesterol count is because the hibiscus lowers the adherence that cholesterol can have on the artery walls.


Hibiscus herbs are known for helping with blood circulation. They also promote more healthy living. When you use hibiscus regularly it is believed to minimize the chance of heart disease.


A lot of people feel that hibiscus is a good idea for people who have fevers, venereal disease, or cystitis. It combats these problems. Hibiscus is also great for soothing whooping cough or other respiratory infections and ailments. Hibiscus is great whether you are soap making or trying to promote health in your body. Try some today.