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Is that gumamela used as anti-aging cream?
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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
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In brief: Unproven Benefits
Gumamela is the philippine term for the hibiscus flower. It is a source of vit.
C. It has been used in a number of different cultures as a expectorant, diuretic, emollient, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic. It has been added to a number of different creams and lotions for these reasons. Initial studies indicate that hibiscus tea may be beneficial in lowering blood pressure.

In brief: Unproven Benefits
Gumamela is the philippine term for the hibiscus flower. It is a source of vit.
C. It has been used in a number of different cultures as a expectorant, diuretic, emollient, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic. It has been added to a number of different creams and lotions for these reasons. Initial studies indicate that hibiscus tea may be beneficial in lowering blood pressure.
Dr. James Eitner
Dr. James Eitner
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Gumamela is a flower
hibiscus, that has been used as an expectorant, but is also being investigated for anti-cancer properties.
It contains flavenoids and procyanthin which are great antioxidants so theoretically it could be used in skin care, hope that helps

In brief: Gumamela is a flower
hibiscus, that has been used as an expectorant, but is also being investigated for anti-cancer properties.
It contains flavenoids and procyanthin which are great antioxidants so theoretically it could be used in skin care, hope that helps
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dr. Louise Andrew
We say "theoretically" because there are no studies to tell whether or not it gets across the skin barrier. However, hibiscus tea (also known as Jamaica) is delicious and it definitely gets into your body!
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