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Hibiscus Flower

Who would have known the many uses of the Hibiscus Flower?

Hibiscus Flower BelizeWhen we started landscaping around The Aguada we recalled a conversation we had with an iguana enthusiast who shared with us that iguanas found the red hibiscus as a delicacy. Keeping that in mind, we chose to do a hedge fence out of various types of hibiscus. However, it wasn’t until years later that we realized the various wonderful uses of the hibiscus flower.

  • Cold treatments
  • Immunity
  • Reduces high blood pressure and stress levels
  • Promotes a healthy heart
  • Contains a huge number of antioxidants which helps to fight against cell-damaging free radicals
  • An aid and cure for cough, hair loss and hair graying. For hair treatment, get hibiscus oil and rub it in hair. There are also hibiscus shampoos and conditioners.
  • Helps maintain healthy body temperatures
  • Boosts the effectiveness of vitamin C absorption
  • Promotes cardiac and nervous system health
  • Traditional cure for nervous restlessness and difficulty sleeping
  • Aids in weight control challenges
  • Helps support memory and concentration
  • Supports and boosts the immune system.

You probably won’t look at a hibiscus as just another flower again. :D We won’t either! Try it if you have any of the problems above. They are very common in Belize.

– The Aguada Hotel, Belize