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Hibiscus for Hair

Hibiscus can be used in many different ways. In ayurveda hibiscus (especially white hibiscus and red hibiscus) is considered to have medicinal properties. Hibiscus is used for curing hair loss or hair graying effective remedy at home.

Hibiscus-hair

Herbal Hibiscus Shampoo for Hair

Ingredients needed:

  1. Hibiscus flower (Available online at greenpot.in)
  2. Hibiscus leaves (Available online at greenpot.in)
  3. Water
  4. Olive oil
  5. Mortar and pestle

Steps:

  1. Make sure to remove all dirt from fresh hibiscus flower and leaves.
  2. Use mortar and pestle to crush hibiscus flower and leaves. While crushing add little oil and water very sparingly during the crushing process.
  3. Apply it to your hair as you use a normal shampoo and leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes then rinse off.

Herbal Hibiscus Conditioner for Hair

Ingredients needed:

  1. Hibiscus flower (Available online at greenpot.in)
  2. Water
  3. Mortar and pestle

Steps:

  1. Add Hibiscus flowers in boiling water, boil till water turn red.
  2. Cool the water and mash the flowers. Remember don’t waste the boiled water.
  3. After hair wash use the mashed water and flower paste as a hair conditioner. This adds shine and bounce to your hair.

Herbal Hibiscus Oil for Hair

Ingredients needed:

  1. Hibiscus flower (Available online at greenpot.in)
  2. Hibiscus leaves (Available online at greenpot.in)
  3. Small pan(for boiling)
  4. Coconut oil
  5. mortar and pestle

Steps:

  1. In a pan put some coconut oil and allow it to warm up.
  2. Add Hibiscus flower and leaves in the same pan with oil in it. You can also add amla in it.
  3. Boil the oil for some time till the oil turns into reddish in color.
  4. Cool the water and mash the Hibiscus left over. Use this hair oil to massage your hair.

Hibiscus used as Tea

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Hibiscus Tea

Benefits:

The tea is popular as a natural diuretic; it contains vitamin C and minerals, and is used traditionally as a mild medicine. Studies have shown that drinking as little as 2 to 3 cups of hibiscus tea from the Hibiscus sabdariffa flower each day can lower your BP levels. Hibiscus contains amazing source of antioxidants which can reduce visible signs of ageing and may also help in weight management.

Precaution:

Not recommended for Pregnant ladies.

Ingredients needed:

  1. Heatproof glasses or mugs (or, to make a larger quantity, use a teapot or jug)
  2. Red hibiscus flowers, organic and pesticide-free (one for each glass) (Available online at greenpot.in)
  3. Boiling Water
  4. Sugar
  5. Lemon or lime juice

Recipe:

  1. Remove the stamen from each flower.                                               hibiscus-stamen
  2. Put the boiling water in the glass or pot and add Hibiscus flower then cover the glass or pot.
  3. Remove the flower after stirring the water till water turns reddish in colour.
  4. Add sugar and lemon to taste.
  5. Serve the tea hot or cold with ice in it