The hibiscus flower is a stunningly beautiful flower with petals that are fanned in the shape of a trumpet. It blooms in a variety of colors like red, pink, yellow, orange.
The flowers and leaves of this plant has been used for centuries in herbal teas and various home remedies to tackle hair and skin problems.
Hibiscus is also nicknamed the “Botox” plant. It has great anti-aging benefits and is loaded with vitamin C which is vital for collagen production.
It is high in antioxidants which helps protect your skin from the damage of free radicals ( poor diet, chemicals in skincare products, pollution). This protection aids your overall skin appearance.
Hibiscus works as a natural moisturizer as it has a naturally high mucilage content (a sticky substance produced by plants that help with the storage of water and food). This moisture rich quality of hibiscus helps your skin stay hydrated, soft and supple for longer keeping dry, dull skin at bay.
The naturally occurring amino acids in this flower nourish your hair, strengthening hair roots and stimulates hair regrowth. The antioxidants and vitamins present in hibiscus helps in producing melanin, the naturally occurring pigment that gives hair its natural colour.
The high amount of mucilage in both the flowers and leaves acts as a natural conditioner for your hair and gives it nourishment.
Thus we can safely say that Hibiscus or ‘Gudhal ka Phool’ - both the flower and leaves have incredible beneficial properties both for your skin and hair.