Hibiscus

Hibiscus spp.

Folk names: Rose Mallow

Warning: Pregnancy and Liver Toxicity

Liver toxicity is typically only in high doses but anyone who may have liver issues should avoid hibiscus depending on severity (talk to your medical professional if this is a concern. 

As a reproductive tonic, hibiscus is not recommended to women who are pregnant or nursing.

Hibiscus in Action

The Bat & Raven offers these products that utilize the properties of Hibiscus.

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Planet: Venus, Mars
Element: Water, Fire
Gender: Feminine

Astrological Sign: Scorpio

Parts Used: Flower Petals

Chakra: Sacral

Non-English Names:

  • Kharkady (arabic)

Taste:

  • Astringent

  • Sour

Energy:

  • Cooling

  • Drying

Uses:

  • Food - nom

  • Infusions (honey is amazing)

  • Syrup

  • Tea

  • Tincture

  • Smoke

  • soak

​Magical Uses

  • Beauty

  • Chakra Balancing

  • Courage

  • Divination

  • Dreams

  • Freedom

  • Harmony

  • Independence

  • Love

  • Lust

  • Passion

  • Peace

  • Personal Glory

  • Psychic Enhancement

  • Sensuality

  • Relaxation

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Antibacterial

  • Anti-catarrhal

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antimicrobial

  • Antioxidant

  • Astringent

  • Balances Hormones

  • Cardiotonic

  • Diuretic

  • Hepatic

  • Hypocholesterolic

  • Immune Stimulant

  • Reproductive Tonic

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any 

Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even 

counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?