Commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine to stimulate thicker hair growth and to prevent premature graying, hair loss and scalp disorders.
PSA: Often incorporated with peanut farming and may have peanut residue present.
Acts as a natural, emollient hair conditioner.
Used in Ayurvedic hair washes, oil infusion treatments and vinegar rinses for the hair.
Can also be used in teas, carbonated beverages, and beer and wine.
Used in cosmetics for blush and lip tint coloring.
Origin: India Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
DIY Hibiscus and Aloe Vera Hair Mask
3-4 tablespoons of hibiscus petal powder 1 cup aloe vera gel
Take freshly plucked hibiscus flowers, wash them thoroughly, pluck the petals, and grind them to a paste.
Put 3–4 tablespoons of hibiscus petal paste in a clean bowl, and add 1 cup of aloe vera gel to it.
Mix the ingredients until you get the consistency of a smooth paste.
Apply the paste all over your hair and scalp, and then wear a shower cap to keep the mask from transferring or dripping.
Let it sit for at least 40–50 minutes before washing it off with a mild shampoo and plain water.
Follow it up with a conditioner, and then finally rinse your hair with plain water.
Use this mask once or twice a week.
DIY Hibiscus Tea
2 cups water
2 tablespoons hibiscus powder
1 tablespoons honey
lime to garnish
In a small saucepan place the water, hibiscus powder and granulated honey. Place on medium heat and bring mixture to a simmer. Stirring occasionally. Simmer for five minutes, remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve (to remove the hibiscus particles) into a pitcher. Chill overnight.