Hibiscus 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.