The extracts of Hibiscus flowers holds many healing properties and has been used as a natural remedy in traditional medicine for centuries. But this deep red and vibrant flower is also a wonderful remedy for skin and hair.
The precious & healthy Hibiscus flower belongs to the Mallow family, Malvaceae with hundreds of different species of plants in the world and native to tropical regions. The most popular variety is Hibiscus Sabdariffa.
Hibiscus contains a natural pigment also found in healthy berries such as elderberry, raspberry, acai, and cranberry to mention a few. The extracts of Hibiscus holds many healing properties and has been used as a natural remedy in traditional medicine for centuries. Egyptians used Hibiscus tea to lower body temperature and to treat heart and nerve diseases, and today it remains a popular herbal remedy around the world for its health properties. In Ayurveda, Hibiscus is one of the most popular herbs for promoting hair growth.
Hibiscus has an exceptional reputation in hair- and skin care because of its natural source of Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Amino Acids. The AHAs naturally protects the skin from free radicals and promotes cell renewal. Benefits of Hibiscus for hair and skin:
Strenghtens the hair and prevent breakage
Makes the hair more manageable
Improves skin tone and texture
Unblocks and cleans pores
Prevents premature greying
An infusion of hibiscus flowers (1 teaspoon in 1 dl hot water, allow to drain and strain of) has a low pH and works well as a fragrant rinse after hair wash (perfect after a wash of Aleppo soap for instance) as well as conditioner spray. Hibiscus also restores the pH balance of the scalp.