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The hibiscus is a gorgeous flowering plant with vibrant blooms. Each part of the plant is used for something: jams, sauces and soups to medicine, tea and supplements.


The most effective use of the supplement is for high blood pressure. Other uses, although not proven effective, yet, include, high cholesterol, the common cold, constipation, nerve disease and fluid retention.

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The plant originates from the Middle East, in parts of Sudan, Iran and Egypt, and it even grows naturally in China and Mexico. In these parts, it is used to balance body temperature and fluid as well as respond to respiratory irritations and skin maintenance.

Many studies have been conducted on groups using different doses of hibiscus in varying forms. The dosing isn’t clear, but most studies had participants take it two to three times per day. It very much depends on the individual’s health and age.

You can purchase the supplements at any drug store or online for a fairly inexpensive price. Here’s an example of Swanson’s 400 milligram capsules for less than $10. Click here to learn about other supplements that could benefit your health.