Hibiscus tea is quite beneficial for your health. It is proven that hibiscus tea is effective for lowering blood pressure so it acts as a hypertension drug. And the best thing is that it doesn’t have side-effects like fatal liver damage, lack of energy, impotence etc.
Hibiscus tea is used for many years as a remedy against liver disease, blood pressure and fever. In 1996, researchers from Nigeria have proven that hibiscus flowers reduced blood pressure in laboratory animals.
In 2008, researchers from Iran proved the same effects on humans.
In 2010 another study showed that hibiscus tea contains anthocyanins and other antioxidants which protect the blood vessels.
If you want to feel the health benefits of the hibiscus tea, then you need to drink three cups a day.
How Does Hibiscus Lower Blood Pressure?
It opens the arteries and it acts as a natural angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, which prevents the secretion of hormones that constrict the blood vessels.
Hibiscus boosts the immune system and is rich in important antioxidants.
Hibiscus Tea Recipe
This simple recipe is delicious and refreshing.
- 3 cups of water
- 3 tbsp. dried or 4-5 tbsp. fresh hibiscus flowers
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tbsp. raw honey
- 1 orange juice
- Wait until the water starts to boil.
- Add the cinnamon stick and hibiscus.
- Wait for 15-20 minutes.
- Strain the tea.
- Add the honey.
The hibiscus tea is highly acidic and that is why is sour. So if you drink citrus, green, dark, herbal tea, rinse your mouth with water to remove the acid from the teeth.
The best option is to use coconut oil instead of plain water.