Hibiscus

How does Hibiscus work?

The fruit acids in hibiscus may work like a laxative. Some researchers think that other chemicals in hibiscus might be able to lower blood pressure; decrease spasms in the stomach, intestines, and uterus; and work like antibiotics to kill bacteria and worms.

Are there safety concerns?

Hibiscus seems to be safe for most people, but the potential side effects of hibiscus are not known.

Do not take hibiscus if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

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