Hibiscus toxicity

(Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)


Is hibiscus a toxic plant?

No, hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) is not a toxic plant. It is safe for the majority of the population when taken in recommended doses

The plant has abortifacient properties and should not be taken during pregnancy or if you plan to have children.

What are the main hibiscus components?

Photo of hibiscus

Photo of hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

Principles of hibiscus and toxic hazards

  • Hibiscus has abortifacient properties and should not be used in pregnant women because it can cause abortion. Neither must we make preparations of hibiscus for infants.

  • Many preparations contain alcohol, so small children or people who are undergoing detoxification should avoid using it.

  • There are more than 200 species of hibiscus, you need to know for sure that the chosen one is adequate and non-toxic.

  • The essential oil can have hallucinogenic effects, so that specialists prefer to replace treatments with this plant with other safer malvaceae, as wild mallow or marshmallow.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

19 March, 2019

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