Roselle is a bushy plant, growing to about 1 metre tall. It is native to Sudan and West Africa. It grows well in hot conditions and will tolerate relatively poor soil conditions.
It is grown mainly for its red acid succulent calyces that are made into a drink, taken either hot or cold. The tea is pleasant and refreshing, detoxifies the body and helps remove dead disease organisms and toxins from the body (cleans the blood).
It is a mild sedative and therefore good for reducing stress and helping ensure good sleep. When people are sick it is important that they take enough fluid and Roselle tea is a good way of ensuring sick people drink enough. The tea can also be made from Roselle mixed with Lemon Grass for added flavour and medicinal benefit.
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