Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Hibiscus prevents hair fall, dandruff

2010
By Syed Akbar
Hibiscus is a common garden plant with a variety of flowers sure to attract everyone’s 
attention. Apart from providing beauty and elegance to gardens and backyards of houses, 
hibiscus has several medicinal properties. It is a handy medicinal recipe for home 
remedies for problems like dandruff, hair fall, premature greying of hair, high blood 
pressure, upper respiratory tract infections and indigestion.

Hibiscus is generally consumed as hibiscus tea, available in the market. Or one can 
prepare hibiscus tea at home. It is quite simple to prepare a cup of fresh hibiscus tea, 
which can be consumed as a general health tonic to keep the physiological functions of 
the body in perfect condition.

Take fresh flowers from a hibiscus plant and dry them under sun. Make them into powder 
and keep it in a clean and dry bottle. Whenever you feel like taking hibiscus tea, take a 
teaspoon full of powder and add it to a cup of water. Boil the mixture, filter it and 
allow the hibiscus tea to cool. You may add honey or lemon or a little bit of sugar to 
add taste.

Ayurveda and Unani doctors recommend use of hibiscus tea early in the morning for a 
day-long feeling of good health.

Home remedies

Hibiscus tea is often suggested as the best home and quick remedy for high blood 
pressure. Regular consumption of hibiscus tea will keep the blood pressure under check, 
preventing major health complications.

If you are obese and want to reduce your weight, hibiscus tea is the best bet. Research 
studies have shown that hibiscus tea reduces the blood cholesterol levels in arteries and 
ensures that the blood flows through them without any interruption. Blockade of arteries 
is serious problem which may even lead to death in coronary arteries are involved.

If it is a hot and sultry day and you feel exhausted, then go in for a cup of cool 
hibiscus tea.

Body inflammation and swelling can be reduced through hibiscus tea, as it is believed to 
be a good diuretic.

Paste prepared from fresh leaves and flowers of Hibiscus can be applied on the scalp for 
treatment of dandruff. It is good for hair growth too. Hibiscus shampoo prevents hair 
fall.

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