SÚrel, worldwide known as Jamaican flowers (Hibiscus Sabdariffa), has more than 300 varieties, which often grow in tropical and subtropical regions. Originated from India and Malaysia and must have been brought to Africa in the early years. It is said that the African slaves have brought the seeds to the Caribbean. This way, the plant is thus neutralized in almost all tropical and subtropical regions. It is a shrubby annual plant of approximately one and a half meters high; often with red stems. The leaves are green with red veins. The large flower is very yellowish with a red heart in the middle. They turn pink in the late afternoon. The sepals continue to grow and become red. With the sepals we prepare syrup, wine, jam and a combination tea that we call Sweet Love
The use of herbs and their medicinal effect goes back to the very beginning of our history.
The earliest civilizations already used plants instinctively for both nutrition and healing. Also, the ancient Egyptians practiced herbal medicine - at a particularly high level. The Jewish people know clergymen who heal people with herbs. Around 460 BC, the father of medicine, Hypocrates, works in Greece. The Romans use herbs and flowers in various ways. In China, herbal systems have traditionally been developed for therapies. Native American Shamans and indigenous African cultures use herbs for healing and rituals.
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