Hibiscus is rich in anti-oxidants that help in reversing the damage caused by UV rays, dust, pollutants, and diseases, etc. on your skin. The anti-oxidant and cancer prevention action of Hibiscus has been demonstrated in his study on mice skin. Another study reported that gentisic acid content of hibiscus can prevent tumor formation owing to its powerful anti-oxidant and skin repairing action.
Hibiscus leaves have a promoting action on hair growth according to scientific studies. The leaves of Hibiscus can be crushed and applied on hair root to promote hair growth. Alternatively, you can make hair re-growth oil by dipping 10 to 15 leaves of Hibiscus in coconut oil completely then leave the mixture for 3- 6 weeks in cool dark place. Strain the coconut oil to remove leaves. This oil can now be used for massaging the hair. For best results, you can add curry leaves in this mixture. Do check out this hair oil that has hibiscus and many other Ayurvedic herbs that promote hair re-growth.
Cleansing:Hibiscus has natural surfactants called as saponins that can cleanse your skin in a natural way. The natural saponins and organic acid in Hibiscus promote not only cleansing but also shedding of dead skin cells.