The power of Flor de Jamaica (Hibiscus)
Flor de Jamaica (Hibiscus Flowers) or Jamaican Chalice as it is known by its Indian name is a shrub plant belonging to the Malvaceae family. Native to Asia and tropical Africa. Currently various species of it are known around the world. The vast majority of varieties are grown in Mexico and the most popular are Creole, Chinese, Jerzy and Sudan.
Currently this flower has been climbing within the world gastronomy due to its different types of uses and use in recipes; the vast majority of vegetarians and vegans include this particular flower in preparations such as tacos, fresh waters with ginger and basil, among others. In this article we want to tell a little about its benefits and nutrients.
Recognized for its therapeutic powers and medicinal properties, as it has vitamins, minerals and bioactive compounds called phytochemicals, Flor de Jamaica is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory and antihypertensive properties; likewise, it is rich in iron and calcium, two quite essential minerals in health during childhood, adolescence and reproductive age.
Being also a source of fiber by its nature, Flor de Jamaica promotes good digestive and cardiovascular health, notably reducing cholesterol and blood sugar. It also has been shown to have antihypertensive effects, due to its ability to inhibit a key enzyme in cardiovascular processes.
Flor de Jamaica is also known for its diuretic benefits, which means an effect on the body of urinating much more often favoring the elimination of toxins in the liver and kidneys; For those who don’t know yet, toxin removal encourages weight loss.
After obtaining this information, would you dare to incorporate Flor de Jamaica in your regular diet? We encourage you to try it, and let us know what positive results you have noticed in your body. Surely you will thank us!