SUITABLE FOR: gourmet cooking – makes great addition to quesadillas, punch recipes, tea, sauces, cakes, where it is used both as natural colouring and sauce. Hibiscus flowers are favourite in cosmetic products such as hair masks, skincare, soaps, and many craft projects.
TASTE NOTES: fruity, sweet, sour and astringent notes. Often compared to cranberries due to its tart yet sweet flavour.
Used in COSMETIC recipes, Hibiscus flowers are great addition to hair care products, skin tonics and face-masks among many others.
The petals are rich in Vitamin C and powerful anti-oxidants, which help protect the skin and the body as a whole from environmental pollutants, and reduce free radicals build ups. Used in a tea it can relieve menstrual pain and cramps, and can help restore the hormonal balance. The minerals and flavonoids contained in the flowers act as an antidepressant and calm down the nervous system, reduce anxiety and depression.