Latin Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Uses: high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, UTIs, colds, constipation, fluid retention, irritated stomach, loss of appetite
Safety Concerns: Safe but it may lower blood sugar levels and blood pressure. Diabetics and those with low blood pressure should take with caution and be sure to check their levels regularly. Hibiscus has minor interactions with acetaminophen as hibiscus may speed up the process of how your body gets rid of it.
Always consult your physician before taking any medicinal products. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to see if the product is appropriate for you. If you experience any pain or adverse side-effects, stop and consult your healthcare provider immediately.