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Hibiscus, Jamaica, roselle or Jamaican Sorrel are all common names for these ruby colored…

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Hibiscus, Jamaica, roselle or Jamaican Sorrel are all common names for these ruby colored calyces. Traditionally made into teas and syrups, they have a flavor someplace between a cranberry and lemon. Tea Hibiscus are actually in the same family as cotton or okra and have similarities in their leaf, seed shape as well as the look of the flower. Normally these guys are planted in late spring or early summer and make a great shade plant for your summer garden. The seed pod is round and right at near the stem covered up by the fleshy ‘petals’, which are the primary harvest of the plant. Traditionally, these would be dried and turned into a tea which has natural cooling properties as well as a host of other medicinal uses including; lowering of blood pressure and cholesterol, digestive issues, liver problems as well as an anti inflammatory. Personally, I just like to munch them and the leaves (which are also edible) fresh off the branch. Enjoy your days all ✌️?

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