Whether you’re an avid tea drinker or not, you still couldn’t deny the delightful, slightly sweet and tangy, fruity taste of hibiscus, reminding a bit of cranberries. While different parts of this fantastic, bushy annual plant are used for the preparation of soups, spices, sauces, and jams, we’re going to pay more attention to its blossoms their infusion use.
So if you just want to supply yourself with really high quality tea blossoms, try these organic hibiscus flowers! Produced by Frontier to meet every standards for organic certification, this premium hibiscus tea is as pure and health beneficial, as Mother Nature has intended.
The reddish/pinky, tart-flavored flower undoubtedly makes for one of the healthiest teas man could consume, even picky children won’t refuse having a cup of it, all because of its natural, marvelous flavor, that can be even better when you add a natural sweetener like agave syrup, yacon syrup, or honey. Consume the beverage hot or cold, it’s delicious either way.
Health benefits of hibiscus tea
Lower your high blood pressure with organic hibiscus tea. This property of the flower has been examined in a study, which was published in the Journal of Nutrition. The clinical trial involved 65 people from age 30 to age 70, who were suffering from mild hypertension or prehypertension, and none of them were taking any medication. The experiment’s duration was 6 weeks during which half the volunteers had to consume 3 servings (each 240ml) of hibiscus tea each day, while the other half consumed the same amount of placebo tea. At the end, those who consumed a placebo, had an average decline of 1.3 mmHg in systolic blood pressure, while those who drank hibiscus tea showed 7.2 mmHg!
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Hibiscus is an antioxidant rich flower. The dried calyces of which hibiscus is made, are a great host of antioxidants. As we all know, antioxidants are fundamental to our health, because they help your body fight the free radicals, the environmental toxins, thus protecting our DNA cells from being damaged and decomposed. Antioxidants also relieve inflammation within the body, which can help prevent scary ailments ranging from heart disease, to cancer, to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and more.
Hibiscus is a caffeine-free tea, so if you’re trying to stay away from caffeine for your own reasons, hibiscus brew is perfect for you.
In case you’re on a weight loss diet plan, you should know that hibiscus tea can be a fine addition to it, because the plant can reduce carbohydrate absorption. Hibiscus contains an enzyme inhibitor called phaseolamin, which, to a certain extent, blocks the complex carb-breaking enzyme called amylase. That’s how hibiscus can help you decrease carbohydrates absorption, thus easing the shedding of few pounds, and maintaining a lean body mass.
Your excess weight may also be a repercussion of too much water within your body cells. This kind of body bloating is annoying, but there are ways to get rid of the excessive amounts of water, like through increased urination for example, which can be boosted by consuming natural diuretics like hibiscus flower tea.
In traditional medicine, hibiscus tea is also used for relieving conditions such as stomach irritation, circulation disorders, appetite loss, colds, nerve problems, plus it could serve as a light laxative agent in cases of mild constipation.
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