Karkade contains a huge amount of vitamin C, what ensure protection against viral infections ; 15-30% organic acids (citric acid, tartaric acid, malic acid), polysaccharides, flavonoid glycosides, anthocyanins (strong diuretic).
Regular consumption of karkade tea regulates the average of systolic blood pressure; mildly lowering cholesterol level. Drinking hot Karkade tea (especially sweetened), blood pressure rise up. Drinking a cold karkade, blood pressure goes down. Karkade encourage excess liquid removal from the body.
Karkade mixed with cinnamon is good measure for painful menstruation relieve. Karkade has a positive effect on male potency. Cold karkade tea with pieces of ice acts as a sedative for sleep, due to his very strong antihypertensive effect. Relieve stress, cleanse the kidneys and liver, quenches thirst, has antiseptic properties. Strengthens the immune system and increases physical endurance.
Karkade used in cosmetics to treat skin acne (wash the face with karkade broth).
Hot drink: karkade filled with boiling water. Cold drink: karkade filled with lukewarm water and left for few hours. Add sugar or honey if need.