Hibiscus syriacus and its applications.
Applications and Properties:
Anti- Inflammatory Activity.
Cholesterol-lowering Effects/serum cholesterol levels.
Prevent Heart Attacks.
Diuretic, expectorant and stomachic.
Urinary tract problems.
Cleansing and detoxification.
Skin and vascular health.
The leaves are diuretic,expectorant and stomachic.A decoction of the flowers is diuretic,ophthalmic and stomachic.It is also used in the treatment of itch and other skin diseases, dizziness and bloody stools accompanied by much gas.The bark contains several medically active constituents,including mucilage,carotenoids,sesquiterpenes and anthocyanidins.A decoction of the root bark is antiphlogistic,demulcent,emollient,febrifuge,haemostatic and vermifuge. It is used in the treatment of diarrhoea,dysentery,abdominal pain,leucorrhoea,dysmenorrhoea and dermaphytosis.
Hibiscus petals are commonly used as a base for herb and fruit infusions. When blended with rosehips and various other dried fruits the resulting drink is lively, fruity and Vitamin C and A healthy. If you are using hibiscus petals in a tea and you intend to add milk to the tea, keep the ratio of hibiscus to tea low as hibiscus will curdle milk. If tea shops want to create their own signature blends, hibiscus can make your blend distinctive and a blend that only 'you' can create. A special blend helps build loyalty amongst your customers and is well worth the effort.
Dosage:Flowers: 6~12g. Bark: 3~9g. Seeds: 9~15.
Safety and Toxicity:
Ames test highest dose 5000 microgram,lowest dose 0.5 microgram;what ever S9 exist or not,no mutagenic effects observed,extracts for oral taken equal to raw herb dosage about 312.4 g/kg,as high as 150 times of effective dose for animals,no any toxic effects observed,experiment proved that hibiscus leaf extracts and flavones low toxic,safe enough herbs for clinical applications.
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