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 (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Minerals: calcium, iron and phosphorus.
Vitamins: Vitamin C, riboflavin and thiamine.
Flavonoids: quercetin, betacarotene
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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19 March, 2019