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CRANBERRY HIBISCUS Hibiscus acetosella

Cranberry Hibiscus is thought to have been first found growing around African villages in the southern DR Congo-Angola-Zambia region.

Cranberry Hibiscus herbal tea is more than just a delicious beverage. The Health Benefits of Hibiscus tea are what make it so special. Hibiscus tea is made from the Deep Magenta sepals of the roselle flower, and is thought to be native to Africa. It is also known by its plant name Hibiscus sabdariffa or acetosella (the jury is out on this one) —hence the name hibiscus tea. The hibiscus name also comes from the Greek word hibiskos and is a flowering plant from the mallow family.

Health Benefits include -

Reduces High Blood Pressure, Helps Lower Cholesterol, Beneficial Tea for Diabetics, Offers Liver Protection, Anti Cancer Properties, Helps Releive Symptoms of Anziety and Depression, Benefits Weight Loss, Improves Digestion, Helps Boost the Immune System, Helps Improve Skin Conditions.

An article I found worth reading can be found at

Cranberry Hibiscus Health Benefits

As well as further info on Daley's Website

Cranberry Hibiscus - Daley's

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I believe most Hibiscus plants have edible flowers and positive medicinal properties. I regularly make a flower tea out of my 'standard' hibiscus and now this includes the cranberry variety. Had one this morning with green tea but you need to rinse your mouth with water afterwards as the tea is very acidic and can damage your teeth.

Your Hibiscus are beautiful Phil. Interesting about the washing out of the mouth.

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