Diego orus: February 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Rosella, Plants With One Million Benefits

Rosella Plant (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a species of the genus Hibiscus. This plant can grow up to achieve high 2 to 2.5 meters. The part that is widely used is the red petals. China and Thailand is the world's largest producer of rosella.

rosella flowers

Rosella rich in anthocyanins, as well as protocatechuic acid. The dried petals contains a variety of flavonoids, such as gosipetin, hibisetin, and sabdaretin. The dye main plant, which formerly reported as hibisin compound, now known as dafnifilin. Rosela also contain small amounts of compounds 3-monoglukosida delfinidin, sianidin 3-monoglukosida (krisantenin), and delfinidin.

Nutrients and nutrients in 100 g of extract Rosella are:
Calories Kcal 147.12
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 21.89 mg
Total Carbohydrates 36.64 g
Sugar 34.48 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0.14 g
Calcium 13.06 mg
Vitamin C 214.68 mg
113.46 mg Vitamin A

Rosella flowers rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene. By eating regularly be efficacious:
~ Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.
~ Lowering blood sugar levels for diabetics.
~ Neutralize / remove the toxins in the body (detoxification).
~ Reduce heat and constipation.
~ Neutralize intake of fatty foods.
~ Balancing weight loss and smooth the skin.
~ Overcoming disorder of uric acid.

Other efficacy rosella flower known such as anti-seizure, treat intestinal worms, and as an anti-bacterial. The leaves can be used as medicine broken leg and injuries to the skin.
Rosella is also well taken for children and adults and can be used as a family drink.

How to use:
Boil 3-5 rosella flower petals in 1 cup boiling water is red, add sugar or honey to taste more delicious. Serve in warm, can also plus ice cubes.
In addition rosella flowers can also be processed into syrup rosella.
Rosella Syrup
To 900 ml

~ 1 ounce of dried rosella flower petals
~ 2 kg sugar
~ 1 liter of water

How to make:
1. Enter dried rosella flower petals into 1 liter of water. Turn on medium heat. Wait until boiling.
2. Enter the sugar a little while stirring. Lower the heat. Wait / - 20 minutes while occasionally stirring gently. Lift.
3. Filter uses an iron filter.
Dregs filtering syrup can still be used to make candied roselle.