Latin: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Country of Origin: Egypt
Actions: Alterative, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antiscorbutic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, cholagogue, demulcent, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, emollient, expectorant, febrifuge, hemostatic, ophthalmic, refrigerant, sedative, stomachic, tonic
Energetics: Moistening, cooling, bitter, sweet, and sour
Precautions: Avoid if you are very chilled, but generally considered safe otherwise.
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References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine