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Roselle Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Hibiscus Sabdariffa
Hindi Name
Guddahal, Javakusum
Chinese Name
Luo Shen Hua

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Roselle Cures

Highly Effective


Action of Roselle

Nutrients in Roselle

Highly Effective

Taste of

Parts Used

Flowers, Root, Leaf, Fruit, Calyx, Seed

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Roselle

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
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Roselle is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 3 M.
Best used for High Blood Pressure.


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Materia Medica for Roselle

Single Herb

Roselle ( Guddahal ) Flower for Baldness

Take 10 flowers of Roselle ( Guddahal ) and 100 ml Coconut ( Nariyal ) oil. Heat for 15 minutes on low flame. Cool and filter. Massage scalp with this twice or thrice a week.

Roselle ( Guddahal ) Flower for Urinary Tract Infection

It is diuretic in nature and detoxify the Body. It prevents the bacterial growth in the Urinary Tract.
Take 10 Roselle ( Guddahal ) Flower. Soak in water overnight. Drink it thrice a day.
OR : Have a cup of Hibiscus tea ( made from dried Hibiscus flowers ) 2 times in a day.

Roselle ( Guddahal ) Flower for Menstrual Disorders

Roselle gives relief from Menstrual Cramps. It is a rich source minerals and vitamins that also deal with mood swings, stress and anxiety associated with Menses. It regulates the hormones in the body and treats Menstrual Disorders.
Grind 2 to 3 Roselle ( Guddahal ) Flower. Have it with water in an empty stomach.

Roselle ( Guddahal ) Leaves for Diarrhea

Take half tsp leave paste of Roselle twice a day.

Roselle ( Guddahal ) for High Blood Pressure

The strong hypotensive property of Roselle ( Guddahal in India ) helps to lower the Blood Pressure. It helps to reduce the discomfort and vomiting occurring due to High Blood Pressure.
Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of chopped dried Roselle flowers in a cup of hot water. Let it steep for 5 minutes. Strain well and drink. Have it 2 to 3 times a day.

Roselle ( Guddahal ) for Kidney Disease

Prepare a tea using leaves and flowers of Roselle ( Guddahal ). Drink it two times a day.

Roselle ( Guddahal ) Leaves for Dandruff

Boil fresh Roselle ( Guddahal ) Leaves. Grind. Apply it on scalp and on hair. Wash after an hour.

Roselle ( Guddahal ) Leaves for Obesity

Prepare tea from Roselle ( Guddahal ) Leaves. Drink in morning time daily. It helps to reduce desired fat.

Roselle ( Guddahal ) Leaves for Cough

Take a cup of tea made from Roselle ( Guddahal ) Leaves 3 to 4 times a day.

Roselle ( Guddahal ) Leaves for High Cholesterol

Roselle ( Guddahal ) Leaves are active against cholesterol. It strengthen the heart blood vessels and prevent the Heart Diseases.
It helps in reducing Triglycerides and Cholesterol level.
Have a cup of Roselle ( Guddahal ) Leaves tea twice a day.

Roselle ( Guddahal ) for Wounds

Apply Roselle ( Guddahal ) oil over washed wounds twice or thrice a day.

Roselle ( Guddahal ) Leaves for Depression

Roselle has antidepressant properties. It relaxes the nervous tension and gives relief from stress and anxiety.
Prepare a cup of tea from dried Hibiscus flowers.

Roselle For Hair Fall

Grind Roselle flowers into fine paste and apply the paste to the scalp and hairs. Leave it on for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Rinse off with plenty of water.
Reselle ( Hibiscus Sabdariffa ) is rich in Vitamin C and Iron. It provides strength and eases the pain.
Drink Roselle flower tea daily.

Roselle ( Guddahal ) for Diabetes

Roselle ( Guddahal ) has hypoglycemic factors. It is beneficial for Diabetic patients to lower the blood glucose levels.
Have a cup of Hibiscus flower tea every day.
OR : Take a few fresh Hibiscus leaves. Blend them with some water. Take out one tablespoon of the paste and add 1 bowl of water. Leave it over night. Have it next morning on empty stomach.

Roselle tea for General Health

Roselle tea prevents the body organs from oxidation damage. It has antioxidant properties that neutralizes the free radicals. This helps the body to detoxify the body organs and prevent diseases.
Have a cup of Hibiscus tea every day.
Note : People with low Blood Pressure avoid Hibiscus Tea because of it's Hypotensive nature.

Roselle for Liver Diseases

Roselle tea contains Hepatoprotective components. It prevents Liver Diseases and are diuretics in nature.
Have a cup of Hibiscus tea 2 times every day.

Roselle for Candidiasis

Roselle has antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial properties. It eliminates the bacteria from urinary tract. This is also effective in case of Candidiasis.
To prevent Candia, have a cup of Hibiscus tea 2 times in a day.

Roselle ( Guddahal ) tea for Immunity

Roselle ( Guddahal ) tea is one of the best antioxidants. It has antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties. This helps the Body to fight against infections and boost the immune system. It also combats the symptoms of Allergies like Cold, Flu and Fever.
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Herbal Treatment For Frizzy Hair 6

Take Roselle ( Guddahal ) leaves and Fenugreek ( Methi ) Seeds in equal quantity. Soak them in water. Grind together. Apply on scalp as well as on hair for an hour.

Herbal Treatment For Leucorrhoea 4

Take the following herbs :
Roselle : Guddahal : Flower : 1
Carom : Ajvain : Seeds : 1/2 teaspoon
Milk : Dudh : 1 glass
Jaggery : Gur : according to taste
Take a pan. Boil Roselle and Carom in Milk. Add Jaggery. Have it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 17

Soak Roselle leaves and Soapnut overnight. Grind them in the morning. Apply it on your Scalp. Wash after 5 hours.

Herbal Treatment For Dandruff 22

Take the following herbs in equal quantity :
Basil : Tulsi : Leaves
Roselle : Guddahal : Leaves
Azadirachta Indica : Neem : Leaves
Put all ingredients in a jar. Grind them. Apply over scalp. This formula cures dandruff and prevents from occurring again.

Herbal Treatment For Gray Hair 18

Roast dried Indian Gooseberry ( Amla ) and then soak in water for 2 to 3 hours. Grind and take out in a pan. Add one crushed Beetroot ( Chukander ), 2 tablespoons paste of sprouted Fenugreek ( Methi ) seeds and 4 to 5 crushed Roselle ( Guddahal ) flowers. Mix them. Apply it over hair and let it dry. Wash with water.
Note : Use iron pan.

Herbal Treatment For Hair Fall 12

Heat 12-15 Roselle flowers in 2 tablespoons of Coconut oil. Strain and collect the oil. Massage your scalp and hair with this concoction and leave overnight. Rinse well in the morning.
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Luzzet ( South africa )
23 Feb 2016
Good evening
I am woman of 55years,by God's grace I don't have high blood pressure and sugar diabetic,but I am drinking Roselle tea once a day,I want to know how can this affect my health,I am on menouposal stage.

Thank you

Pori Rao
26 Feb 2016
Dear Luzzet you drink this tea, it may increase your risk for heart disease. Drinking hibiscus tea daily may drop your systolic blood pressure by 7.2 points on average. Should not be taken at all during Pregnancy. Drinking it for long time may even result in Hallucinations. If you do not have any disorder to cure with this Herb, then you should not drink this tea.
Waqas Pervez
25 Nov 2016
Dear Luzzet you can drink this tea. its a medicinal plant. one can use its calyces because it is very effective in high blood pressure also use to treate cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Dear Pori Rao
As i mentioned above its calyces is used in drinks.
it has no negative effect on our body. it contains ascorbic acid also known as vitamin C which is organic compound, helps in cell division and expansion.
04 Jun 2017
Dear pori rao, The roselle drink has no side effect. I drink a huge jug of roselle tea (I brew it myself) and I have never had any side effects. It's a healthy natural drink we love in Nigeria.
10 Mar 2016
Hi. Very useful info, thanks. Can I give roselle calyx my children? Whats the cildren dose for common cold?
Herbpathy Admin
18 Mar 2016
Dear Del, Thank you for your appreciation. It has to be taken great care of whenever you give any medicine to the children. Please explain the symptoms briefly and also tell the age of the child. Please also tell since when is your child suffering from cold. So that some appropriate remedy can be suggested.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Carol onyimbo ( Kenya )
17 May 2016
In a condition of hiv infection kindly advice on medication
23 Jun 2016
Take 2 teaspoon of Black seed concoction, twice in a day for 6 months. Also there are Herbs that are known to be very beneficial in boosting the immune system of an HIV patient. are : Echinacea, Ginseng, and Bitter melon. Copy and paste the link give below in your url and read this page, it might turn out to be beneficial for you http://herbpathy.com/Herbal-Treatment-for-Hiv-Aids-Cid1051 It is advised that you consult your health care provider before taking any herb.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
21 May 2016
In a condition of HIV how does rossel tea helps
Random Person
02 Apr 2017
Ask a doctor first. HIV is a serious disease. However, I'll add here there's SOME medical evidence that Hibiscus/Roselle Inhibits a digestive enzyme in the pancreas called porcine pancreatic alpha-amylase. It is primarily linked with decreased glucose absorption (lowering blood sugar). However, some substances that inhibit this enzyme have also inhibited HIV replication. They do this most likely by reducing the formation of glycoproteins by the virus. Researchers think perhaps the proliferation of these proteins prevent the immune system from recognizing them. So the tea may also have a similar effect. That is my understanding.
Tas ( Kuwait )
19 Jan 2017
Hi....I have low pressure issue. Can i have this drink (half a cup) once a day?
Can a breastfeeding mom who's 5 months baby is suffering from common cold & cough, have this drink? If yes, kindly advise, how many times can she have?
27 Jan 2017
Tas. Are you talking about Blood Pressure or Pulse Pressure ?
Please be specific.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Omobola Adediji ( Nigeria /Lagos )
10 Oct 2017
I am years old and have high blood sugar level and also battling with breast cancer and neck and shoulder tumor. Can I drink Roselle tea brew by myself.
12 Feb 2018
Roselle tea has anti oxidants, so it can be taken by Cancer patients. However, the best remedy for Breast Cancer is Fagonia Cretica Tea, why don't you try that ? For tumors take galium Aparine tincture, 5 drops daily added to a glass of water.
Earphone ( Singapore )
03 Feb 2018
Hi, so all telling about the Roselle tea , how about the Roselle leave is it save for pregnancy ?
12 Feb 2018
17 Jul 2018
Dear Sir/Mdm,
I am a diabetic has high blood pressure and undergoing dialysis on days 1,3 & 5. Can I drink Roselle brewed.
I need to watch out the potassium intake. Can someone guide. I am looking for some herbs to improve my kidneys.
Hasnah ( Malaysia/ Penang )
29 Aug 2018
Can pregnant women take DXN products. If yes which product is save to take. Tq
12 Apr 2019
hi My question is I i want to make a chilled drink from Roselle Flowers and also want to add mint leaves and stevia instead of sugar to it what should be the proportion and will it have any side affect if served chilled to school going kids
Hunain ( West bengal india )
15 Oct 2019
It can be taken along with thyroxine
17 Oct 2019
Hey Hunain Roselle is not known to show any effect on Thyroid medicine. Please explain what you want to take Roselle for?
Long term use of the herb is not recommended for the risk of heart problems. Do not take the herb if not needed for any cure.
However, we advise you to note any changes if you feel and share the feedback.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Rekha ( Tamilnadu )
01 Aug 2020
I am using men'sus problem so I closed right medicine or not
Tee girl ( Nigeria )
01 Oct 2020
Please how can roselle flower/leave help in reducing prolactin.level
Emmanuel Garfin
31 Oct 2020
I drunk 1 cup just for 2 days. I felt dizzy cause my blood pressure went down to 90/60 from usual 130/80.Its really effective in lowering, but the problem how to control not that low.
Jo ( UAE )
31 Oct 2020
I have high blood pressure 160/100 I want to control with herbs
i am drinking roselle tea about 3 cups everyday and I see it is effective
can I take it continuously?
above comments I saw dont take because can cause heart problem.
so is it not recommended for continuous intake?
Shyam Sunder Chandak ( India )
03 Nov 2020
I am a Kidney patient. Can I use Punarnava leaves . If yes, how it should be taken. What other disease it can help.
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