Herb to Know: Heart-Healthy Hibiscus Sabdariffa

Known for its crimson beauty, this tropical native is gaining recognition as a go-to herb for heart health.

With about 200 species and more than 5,000 hybrids associated with the genus, hibiscus can be had in a rainbow of colors. One common hibiscus, Hibiscus sabdariffa, is most often grown in warm temperate regions for its vibrant bell-shaped flowers.
Photo by Steven Foster