“In Ayurveda, hibiscus is called ‘Japa’ and classified as the herb which has the potential to pacify aggravated Pitta and Kapha doshas. Thus, Ayurveda says hibiscus can treat skin ailments, especially those linked to elevated Pitta and Kapha.’’ Hibiscus is power-packed with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that makes your skin look youthful and feel supple.
How Is Hibiscus Used?
Hibiscus tea which is renowned all over the world is made from the Hibiscus flowers and served as a beverage – both hot and cold. In many Asian, European and African countries, people like to enjoy the tangy flavor of hibiscus tea. Dried hibiscus is edible and is used in salads, for flavoring, or as a delicacy. Certain species of Hibiscus are also used as a natural food colouring agenst. Hibiscus powder is used in weight loss, in lowering blood pressure, reducing body cholesterol. Hibiscus Tea is useful in treating indigestion, urinary tract infections and kidney ailments.
- Hibiscus is the only flower that possesses natural botox properties. The richness of vitamin C promotes collagen production and helps tightening the face, making it firm for a younger look. Make a paste of hibiscus flower and apply onto your face, let it stay for 15 minutes and rinse well to discover a natural facelift.
- Hibiscus is known to be rich in anthocyanosides. Antioxidants are considered to be beneficial in fighting free radicals which are formed due to exposure to dust, pollution and UV rays which make your skin look dull, dry and damaged.
- Be it hyperpigmentation, discoloration, dark spots, age spots, or any type of uneven spots, hibiscus is your go-to remedy.
- Hibiscus contains saponins which helps in cleansing your skin naturally and gently. Also, the organic acids present in the herbs aid in the elimination of dead skin cells and keep your skin pores clear.
- Hibiscus contains acids that act as chemical exfoliators and help to clear the clogged skin pores.
- It also has antibacterial properties that work to fight acne-causing bacteria on the skin. Thus, it prevents the formation of pimples.
- Hibiscus petal has a high mucilage content and this property makes hibiscus an impressive moisturizer for the skin. Applying the paste of hibiscus flower naturally hydrates the dry skin and making it look supple and radiant.
- The Alpha Hydroxy Acid and the organic acid in Hibiscus helps in getting rid of dead skin cells from the surface of your skin just like your facial scrub.
- The Hibiscus extract unclogs the blocked pores and removes dead skin cells and debris from the skin making it visibly soft, smooth and radiant.
- Hibiscus extract is also known to accelerate wound healing. The extract on wound helps to increase the production of fibronectin- a protein which helps to close the edges of the wound, thus speeds up the healing process.
- It also helps in cell-regeneration and hydration, thereby playing a crucial role in the wound healing process.