Dried Hibiscus flowers used for steeping a relaxing cup of herbal tea. Many people are familiar with the beautiful flowers of the hibiscus plant (Hibiscus Sabdariffa). It originated in North Africa and Southeast Asia but now grows in many tropical and subtropical climates. People around the world use various parts of the plant as food and medicine. Historically, hibiscus tea has been used in African countries to decrease body temperature, treat heart disease, and sooth a sore throat. In Iran, hibiscus tea is used to treat high blood pressure.Recent studies have looked at the possible role of hibiscus in the treatment of high blood pressure and high cholesterol.Packaged in a 4-oz mason jar with an airtight seal.