It is called the "Queen of Tropical Flowers" as it signifies peace and happiness. Calling Angola its birthplace, hibiscus is now cultivated throughout many tropical and subtropical regions, especially in Sudan, Egypt, Thailand, Mexico, and China. Our organic True Hibiscus tisane comes from Burkina Faso. This beautiful flower has been known for its nurturing reputation as it is believed to be able to gently lower blood pressure. In Egypt and Sudan, hibiscus is highly prized. Wedding celebrations are traditionally toasted with a glass of hibiscus tea, known there as “karkade”. North Africans have used hibiscus internally for supporting upper respiratory health and in Europe hibiscus has been used to alleviate occasional constipation, and promote proper circulation. Hibiscus is traditionally used for supporting normal blood pressure maintenance in Iran — a use that appears to have been validated in several recent studies. As for us, we simply enjoy this wonderfully tart tisane with fruity notes of citrus and pomegranate. This tisane is superb as an iced beverage as well as hot. Enjoy all this heavenly flower can offer!