Roselle, also known as Bissap in Senegal.
Naturally rich in vitamin C with flavonoid antioxidants, improves healthy digestion.*
Scientific name: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Vernacular names: Roselle (French); Bissap (Wolof).
Hibiscus is an edible medicinal plant, indigenous to Africa and Asia, used in Ayurveda and African traditional medicine. There are three types of calyces: red, white and green. Hibiscus, also known as Roselle in some parts of the world, is used in many folk medicines. Because it contains citric acid, it is used as a cooling herb, providing relief during hot weather. Roselle has a rhubarb-like flavor. The flowers are used as a tonic tea for digestion.* Hibiscus is naturally rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants. Hibiscus sabdariffa probably originates from Africa, where it may have been domesticated in Sudan about 6000 years ago, first for its seed and later for leaf and calyx production.
Traditional uses and health benefits:
Improves healthy digestion
Naturally rich in vitamin C