Hibiscus

Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract


Originally native to Tropical regions including Madagascar, Hawaii, Mauritius and India, it is now a popular plant grown in many gardens due to its beautiful large and highly scented blooms.


Hibiscus fruit has a long tradition of use in Ayurvedic medicine where they are considered cooling and used for a variety of conditions from gently cleansing the digestive system, dislodging congestion to supporting hair loss.


Hibiscus fruit boasts high levels of Vitamin C and other antioxidants, such as flavonoids, in addition to anti-bacterial properties. The potent antioxidant properties of vitamin C are known to support the ageing process and promote collagen production. Collagen is essential in maintaining healthy-looking, young skin. In addition, Vitamin C is involved in the regeneration and maintenance of many tissues. Hibiscus oil has been shown to improve the elasticity of the skin, which can potentially be attributed to the high concentration of Vitamin C.


Research into flavonoids have indicated their potential to modify allergens, viruses, and carcinogens. Flavonoids found in Hibiscus may be responsible for the flowers demonstrated ability to heal sores and wounds. Hibiscus has also been shown to increase circulation, improving skin health and appearance and improving elasticity.