Hibiscus flowers have been used for centuries and are known for their calming and relaxing properties. Hibiscus is also known to promote cardiovascular health. Hibiscus flowers, when cut and sifted, are caffeine-free, making them ideal for herbal tea blends.
When the flowers are dried and soaked in hot water, they release a tart flavor with a cranberry undertone. Hibiscus flowers' robust flavor can also improve the taste of green and black teas. These flowers are tart and colorful, making them an excellent addition to any dish. Cut and sifted hibiscus flowers have also been used in cosmetics and as a dye.