- Experts say that aside from being a beautiful addition to a garden, gumamela is also an effective herbal medicine
- It is rich in antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that can help cure a number of conditions
- Experts say it can also help you achieve a flawless skin
The hibiscus plant – or locally known as gumamela – is not just an effective ornament, it actually has a lot more to it than we know.
Aside from being a beautiful addition to a garden, gumamela is also an effective herbal medicine that can treat a variety of conditions, a report said.
Both the leaves and flowers of the plant are rich in antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that can help alleviate swollen knees, decrease
blood sugar levels, and help ease urinary tract infections.
According to alternative medicine practitioner Susan Balingit, by only making a tea out of the leaves and petals of gumamela, it can relieve various conditions. It can also help in digestion and can lower body temperature.
Gumamela petals and leaves can also do wonders in treating wounds and other skin conditions like sore or itchy skin. Freshly-picked gumamela leaves and petals must be grounded first before applying it to the wound or to the skin. According to Balingit, the process can be done within an hour for a week or until the soreness is healed.
Aside from treating skin conditions, it is also an effective natural way to a flawless skin and in growing hair, the expert said. The same process applies on this one; only it must stay on the skin for only 30 minutes before rinsing it with water.
Another report bared that recent studies show that the “tropical plant has even been used successfully as part of a herbal extract mixture to treat head lice.”
It was, however, advised that it’s still important to listen to your body; when consuming Hibiscus tea makes you feel ill, discontinue using it.