Common Name: Hibiscus
Botanical Name: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Hibiscus Flowers make a delicious tea that has numerous health benefits. It lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, aids in digestion and weight loss just to name a few.
In Mexico, the drink is known as Jamaican water or agua de Jamaica and is quite popular for its color, tang and mild flavor; once sugar is added, it tastes somewhat like cranberry juice.
The Hibiscus is used as an offering to Goddess Kali and Lord Ganesha in Hindu worship.
Carry in a sachet or burn as incense to attract love. These flowers have been used throughout centuries as an aphrodisiac. Egyptian women are banned from drinking tea made with this herb because it is said to induce lusty feelings. Use this herb for spells dealing with love or lust, or put the petals into a sachet to bring on passion and love.