Hibiscus tea is made from the tropical plant hibiscus. This tea with a pleasantly sour taste is a good thirst quencher. But lovers of this tea appreciate it not only for its pleasant taste.
The latest scientific research on hibiscus confirms numerous benefits for our health. Here are some of them.
Useful properties of hibiscus tea
Reduces blood pressure
Many foods can help lower blood pressure, and hibiscus is at the top of this list. By stimulating kidney function, the hibiscus removes excess fluid from the body, helping to lower blood pressure. You will need at least six weeks of daily red tea for effect to appear. Drink 3 cups of this healthy drink every day.
This drink will benefit people with diabetes as it normalizes blood glucose levels and stimulates metabolism. As for hypotensive people, iced tea will be an excellent way to normalize (increase) blood pressure to normal levels.
High blood pressure isn’t the only risk factor for heart disease. High levels of “bad” cholesterol are also dangerous for our heart system. Hibiscus perfectly cleans blood vessels from cholesterol and reduces its level in the blood.
Studies have shown that drinking this tea lowers the level of “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides and increases “good” cholesterol.
Rich in antioxidants
Like most herbal teas, hibiscus is rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals. In its composition, tea contains anthocyanins – special substances in which large amounts of vitamin P are concentrated.
Helps fight cancer
Since tea contains antioxidants, harmful substances are removed from the body, protecting cells from their destructive effects.
Helps fight obesity
Drinking hibiscus tea helps to lose weight. Tea contains substances that slow down the absorption of sugar and improve the digestion of carbohydrates.
Hibiscus cleanses the body of toxins and improves the functioning of the digestive system. The hibiscus contains such fruit acids as malic, citric, and tartaric. They enhance metabolism at the cellular level.
Several studies have examined the effects of hibiscus tea on the liver. The substances in tea prevent excess fat cells in the liver, thereby protecting it.
Those who suffer from depression and mood swings can try hibiscus as a natural antidepressant. The tea is rich in vitamins and minerals that have soothing properties on the nervous system.
Hibiscus contains flavonoids that have antidepressant properties.
Tea contains vitamin C, which is known to play a significant role in maintaining immunity and helping to prevent colds, flu, and other infectious diseases. It is used against infectious diseases, with dysbiosis, boils, and staphylococcus.
Hibiscus helps improve digestion and accelerate metabolism, which is largely due to the choleretic effect of red tea. The polyphenols in the hibiscus stimulate the digestive system and help prevent symptoms associated with poor digestion.
Hibiscus is prepared like regular tea. To do this, pour one teaspoon of petals with a glass of hot water and add sugar. You should not drink tea for people with gastritis and peptic ulcer disease, pregnant women, and young children.