Flower of Jamaica drink, besides being tasty is healthy and refreshing

06/01/2021

The flower of Jamaica (the hibiscus) is a small flower that belongs to the tulip family. This plant can grow as a shrub about 3 m high. It is a cardoon flower, each flower has approximately seven petals and the plant has long thorns surrounding the flower and stem, the flower is red, 3 to 4 cm long.

It grows in arid climates, this bush is very adaptable to tropical and semi-tropical climate, a very delicate species in terms of climate, although it is very tolerant to cold, it has a great capacity to adapt in climatic areas of the temperate zone.

Its scientific name is "Hibiscus sabdariffa". It can be drunk as a tea, soda, and even used as a condiment. The flower has very appreciated nutritional and medicinal properties.

It is useful for weight loss, is used to combat the symptoms of influenza, as a remedy for stomach diseases and in the treatment of heart, is used in skin disorders such as ulcers, injuries, and abscesses. It helps women treat menstrual problems.

Jamaica flower contains vitamins (A, C, B1, E) and minerals such as iron, phosphate, and calcium. It is a natural fiber, containing antioxidant, antiseptic, purgative, diuretic, astringent, emollient, and sedative properties.

The flower of Jamaica can be consumed cold or hot.