Hibiscus Flower Extract grows in tropical grows in tropical areas throughout the world, and has been used not just as an ornament, but also medicinally for medicinally for centuries. The part of this plant used medicinally is the flower. The Roselle flower is made into a tea in numerous cultures throughout the world. Rosellehas a mild flavor and has many culinary uses.
The Roselle are rich in anthocyanins, as well as protocatechuic acid. The dried calyces contain the flavonoids gossypetin, hibiscetine and sabdaretine. The major pigment, formerly reported as hibiscin, has been identified as daphniphylline. Small amounts of myrtillin (delphinidin 3-monoglucoside), Chrysanthenin (cyanidin 3-monoglucoside), and delphinidin are also present. Roselle seeds are a good source of lipid-soluble antioxidants, particularly gamma-tocopherol.