Hibiscus rosa sinensis, known colloquially as Chinese hibiscus native to East Asia. Hibiscus extract is made from the colorful flowers of the hibiscus plant. It has a pink-red color and refreshing, tart flavor. It can be enjoyed hot or iced. In addition to its bold color and unique flavor, hibiscus extract offers healthful properties. Hibiscus extract has antiviral properties, it is effective on high blood lipid levels.