Starwest Botanicals, Hibiscus, Flowers, Large, 1 lb Organic Whole Herb
UPC Code: 767963024374
Botanical Name: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Common Names: Roselle, karkade, sour tea
Hibiscus flowers are well known to gardeners in Southern California and Florida, where the colorful blooms adorn many garden. These herbs come from a member of the mallow family known as hibiscus sabdariffa, or more commonly the "rosemallow". The mallow family is a genus of tropical and sub-tropical plants that includes cocoa, cotton and okra as well as other natural herbs from such regions.
Dried hibiscus flowers have many uses that include commercial, culinary and beneficial. Commercially, these dried herbs are used in the manufacture of paper. The organic herbs are also quite edible; fresh, cut hibiscus flowers are eaten in salads, while the dried pedals are frequently brewed in tea. In fact, in Mexico, hibiscus flower tea served sweetened and served over ice is a popular and refreshing beverage, which is known in that country as agua de Jamaica, or "Jamaica water". The tart flavor is reminiscent of mild cranberry juice; in Jamaica itself, hibiscus flowers are used to make jam.
In India (where whole hibiscus flowers are offered to the Hindu deities Kali and Gonesha), a dried powder make from such organic herbs is made into a paste and applied to the scalp. The tea made from the wild crafted herbs is also drunk unsweetened.
1 lb Whole Herb in sealed bag
Raw herbs do not contain dosage recommendations. We recommend you consult your own herbalist or healthcare provider.
Hibiscus Flowers, Large Whole Herb (Hibiscus sabdariffa)
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About Starwest Botanicals
Starwest Botanicals started as a small retail herb shop in 1975 in Sacramento, California. The company grew rapidly on the strength of our commitment to provide value through a combination of quality products, excellent customer service, and fair prices. In 1979, Starwest built its first herb mill to have better control over the processing of herbs. In 1980, the company began importing herbs from several different countries and supplying manufacturers and wholesalers, while also supporting the fledgling organic herb industry. Today, Starwest Botanicals is one of the largest suppliers of organic herbs in the United States, with 85,000 sq. ft. of modern warehouse and production space and over one million pounds of herbs and spices in stock.
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