Hibiscus flower, dried
Red colour dried flower petals
Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Sudan.
Beverages, garnish in cooking, traditional medicine
Hibiscus is a genus that comprises many species that are native to warm, temperate, subtropical and tropical regions around the globe. Hibiscus has a high vitamin C content. Hibiscus has strong symbolic associations in many parts of the world. It is a common offering to the Hindu goddess Kali and Lord Ganesha. Hibiscus drinks are very popular in Africa and south America.