Hibiscus tea is rich in vitamin A and C and antioxidants as well. It reduces inflammation and it naturally low-calorie.
How to make the tea:
- In 2 cups of water add 2 dried hibiscus flowers.
- Boil the water and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
- Strain it and add a little lemon juice and raw honey.
You can also add cloves, ginger, nutmeg or cinnamon to improve the taste.
Why is Hibiscus tea healthy?
1. Lowers Blood Pressure
Hibiscus tea lowers the blood pressure significantly. It is a natural diuretic, which means it will help the kidneys remove excess sodium, thus reducing the blood pressure.
2. Improves Mood
The flavonoids in hibiscus improve the mood and alleviate depression. So, next time you’re feeling down, sip a cup of hibiscus tea and you will feel better in no time.
3. Improves Cholesterol Levels
This tea has anti-atherosclerosis properties and lowers the low-density lipoprotein (LDL also known as “bad” cholesterol) It reduces the risk of heart disease as it prevents plaque buildup in the artheries.
4. Aids Weight Loss
Hibiscus is a common ingredient in a lot of weight loss products. It has several nutrients that help the body lower the absorption of carbohydrates and fats.
5. Boosts Immunity
The antioxidants found in the tea promote the production of white blood cells that fight infections. Hibiscus also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which means it can protect you from the flu or the cold.
6. Relieves Menstrual Cramps
Hibiscus tea will also provide relief from menstrual cramps and bloating. It reduces the pain and has a calming effect. Additionally, it can reduce mood swings and restore hormonal balance.
- Drink the tea in moderation – 2 cups a day tops.
Don’t drink the tea if you:
- are taking chloroquine (malaria medication)
- have low blood pressure
- are breastfeeding or pregnant.