Have you heard about the amazing benefits of Hibiscus Tea? Many of you may be completely questioning about what this is because it may not be very popular where you live at but you should start searching for it because it has amazing benefits and it tastes absolutely delicious!
First, Hibiscus is a bushy annual plant. Various parts of the plant are used to make jams, spices, soups and sauces. (All of those are sooo delicious you wouldn’t believe it!). This plant is thought to be native from Africa but nowadays, it is grown all over the world.
I can’t tell you how much I recommend taking it in its different forms! It is such a great addition to your diet. It can be used in so many delicious ways. I am sure that as soon as you find Hibiscus products, you won’t let them go!
Benefits of Hibiscus Tea:
Blood Pressure Management:
The American Heart Association says that consuming Hibiscus tea lowers blood pressure in pre-hypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, hibiscus tea can reduce blood pressure by up to 10 points!
Hibiscus tea is also an antioxidant. It helps to lower levels of bad cholesterol. This means that Hibiscus tea can be beneficial to those suffering from diabetes.
The antioxidant properties of Hibiscus tea may also be helpful at treating liver disease. Since it has so many antioxidant properties, it is helpful at neutralizing free radicals. Therefore, Hibiscus tea can keep you young for longer! Apart from its properties and its delicious taste, it can also increase your lifespan!
Some studies have shown that Hibiscus tea can slow down the process of cancerous cells by inducing apoptosis commonly known as programmed cell death.
Anti-inflammatory and Antibacterial:
Hibiscus Tea is rich in Vitamin C which is essential to boost the immune system. It can actually help you prevent you from catching the cold or flu.
The properties of the Hibiscus tea have been used to relieve menstrual cramps and pain. It actually helps restore hormone balance which can reduce other menstrual symptoms such as being moody, headaches, colic and depression.
Hibiscus tea contains flavonoids! Exactly! Those that you can find in dark chocolate too! Flavonoids have a strong antidepressant effect. This may help calm feelings of anxiety and depression.
Hibiscus tea has been used against digestive disorders such as upset stomach and even to relax the smooth muscle of the intestine. The plant has actually been used as a mild laxative.
Hibiscus tea may lower the absorption of starch and glucose in your body which will help you lose weight. This is why Hibiscus is found in many weight loss products too.
Hibiscus tea has such an amazing taste! You seriously have to give it a try. Even if you are in a “only water” regimen, hibiscus tea makes a great addition in case you want to vary it a little! I know we get tired of drinking only water so have a hibiscus tea every once in a while. Its properties are amazing!
The best part is that you can take Hibiscus Tea cold or hot! Have it during summer or winter. It is the perfect drink for anytime of the year and day!
I want to share with you how to make your hibiscus tea a little better! Here’s an easy recipe:
Blueberry Hibiscus Chia Tea
4 cups water
2 tsp hibiscus tea
1 cup blueberries – frozen or fresh
Add honey to your preference
1/4 cup chia seeds
How To Make It
- Boil the water and brew some hibiscus tea. Let it cool. Soak the chia in water (takes about 30-45 min to swell up).
- Pure the blueberries and strain – so you have nothing but a smooth puree.
- Mix the Chia, tea, blueberry puree and honey. Add some ice if you care. Serve chilled.