Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Hypnosis of Hibiscus

Hibiscus Lampwork Beaded Bracelet
Many Hibiscus plants are grown for their showy flowers or used as landscape shrubs. Many species are used to attract butterflies and bees. Hibiscus is also a primary ingredient in many herbal teas. It is used as a vegetable and to make herbal teas and jams, especially in the Caribbean. All over the world, the tea drink is consumed hot or cold. It is known as Bissap in West Africa, Karkady in the Middle East, flor de Jamaica in Mexico, Gongura in India and Brazil. Some refer to it as roselle, a common name for the hibiscus flower. The Hibiscus is used as an offering to goddess Kali and Lord Ganesha in Hindu worship.The Hibiscus is used as an offering to goddess Kali and Lord Ganesha in Hindu worship.Hibiscus, especially White Hibiscus and Red hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), is considered to have medicinal properties in the Indian traditional system of medicine, Ayurveda. Roots make various concoctions believed to cure ailments such as cough. The flowers are boiled in oil along with other spices to make a medicated hair oil to prevent greying and hair loss. The leaves and flowers are ground into a fine paste with a little water and the resulting lathery paste is used as a shampoo plus conditioner.A 2008 USDA study shows consuming hibiscus tea lowers blood pressure. And I bet you thought it was just another pretty flower!!

To buy our Hibiscus Bracelet and Earrings, visit Handmade Jewelry Haven's Etsy Page Here.

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  3. Gorgeous! I come from an island in the Pacific and grew up with Hibiscus and plumeria and other tropical flowers in our garden. Are these lampwork beads made in the USA or abroad? Either way, they're lovely! (I just think it's fun to know if the person I'm buying from is the maker of a special component)

  4. Hi Jennifer!

    I can only aspire to one day make lampwork beads!! Speaking of the lovely Plumeria (known here locally as Frangipani), I was lucky enough to acquire from a good friend a variety that is mostly found in Hawaii and produces a red flower. It is JUST getting its first bloom since I put it in the ground over 3 years ago!! So I am very excited and will have to post a pic!
    Thank you so much for the kind comment!!