A gorgeous color and familiar taste in teas, hibiscus is also used as a highly medicinal plant. The Egyptians used it to lower body temperature, treat heart and nerve diseases, and as a diuretic. In Africa, the tea was used for constipation, liver disease, and cold symptoms. In tea it can also relax the muscles of the uterus, and for stimulating the appetite. Some use hibiscus for sore throats. It is also a lovely source of vitamin C! You will be dazzled by the wonderful color of this tea. Enjoy!