– Hibiscus

800px-Hibiscus_flower_TZHibiscus have grown for centuries around the rim of the Indian and Pacific oceans. Scientific studies on animals and humans are confirming the use of¬†Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Hibiscus phoenicia and Hibiscus esculentus (Also known as “Okra”)¬†as an antifertility agent and abortifacient for the female sex. There are over 250 species of Hibiscus so be sure to seek out the correct one.

WARNING LEVEL: Low Risk Associated with Use

LAST MENSTRUAL CYCLE: If Your Last Menstrual Cycle Started About 8 Weeks Ago

POSSIBLY TOXIC: toxicity not known

UTERINE AND HORMONAL EFFECTS: Inhibits Implantation, Reduces Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Reduces Estrogen,

ALSO KNOWN AS: bunga raya, karkade, kembang sepatu, bebaru, bunga pepulut (Malaysia), pucuk (Indonesia), zhu jin, fu sang, da hong hua (Mandarin), shoe flower, rose of sharon

IS USED FOR: flavoring

HOW IT’S PREPARED:

  • Emmenagogual Decoction: 1 cup fresh flowers to 2 pints (1 L) hot water, sipped throughout day, for up to ten days.
  • Emmenagogual Decoction #2: 16 Tbs. of dried flowers to 2 pints (1 L) hot water, sipped throughout day, for up to ten days

POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS AND SIGNS OF TOXICITY: No specific signs of toxicity are noted for hibiscus; reduce dosage if negative side effects are experienced.