A natural herbal tea packed with antioxidants.
Hibiscus, otherwise known as Hibiscus sabdariffa, is a bright pink tropical flower native in warmer climates. The hibiscus flowers are most often dried and made into a powder to be consumed as a tea. The use of hibiscus flowers for medicinal purposes dates all the way back to Egyptian times.
Health Benefits of Hibiscus:
The potent antioxidant content of hibiscus tea associates it with lowering blood pressure levels as well as blood lipid levels. This has also been associated with preventing certain types of cancer. Antioxidants are known to help to prevent chronic disease and inflammation when consumed regularly.
How To Use:
Hibiscus is most commonly used in tea form. It has a sour taste and a bright pink color. The flower itself as well as the leaves are dried and steeped to make tea.
Always be sure to check with your physician before deciding to add any natural home-remedies to your diet.