10 Impressive Hibiscus Tea Health Benefits Remedy – Pentaglax Home Remedies

Hibiscus flowers

Hibiscus tea is a herbal tea that is made from the dried, magenta colored calyces or sepals of the plant also known scientifically as hibiscus sabdariffa. It has expressed an amazing number of medicinal properties due to its active constituents. The magenta flowers are the ones that are commonly dried and grinded to be used as a tea. It produces a magenta color and has an appetising sour taste just like cranberry.

A number of scientific studies have been done and also traditional evidence of usage exists. All these point to usefulness in the application on healthy living practice.

Hibiscus Tea Constituents

Some of the components of hibiscus tea that help it exert it’s medicinal properties are:

  • Citric acid no
  • Anthocyanins
  • Polyphenols
  • Polysaccharides
  • Betasitosterol
  • Beta carotene

These plus other vitamins and minerals combine together to produce a healing effect.

Dried hibiscus flowers

1. Aids in Weight Loss Management

Obesity is on the rise in our modern society. As a result of this we are also seeing a proliferation of obesity related chronic degenerative disorders. Most drugs that have been used to try to cut back on obesity seem to have toxic side effects.

The hibiscus plant has active components that are known to help reduce weight. This is a plus since it’s consumption is safe and helps lower weight while providing a host of other health benefits.

2. Lowers Cholesterol

The cardiovascular system’s worst enemy is bad cholesterol. This cholesterol is normally deposited in the arterial wall resulting in hardening. This is referred to as arteriosclerosis. The narrowing of arteries promote strokes, cardiac problems and conditions such as high blood pressure.

The rich antioxidants such as the anthocyanins in hibiscus help prevent the bad cholesterol from causing havoc in the body.

3. Lowers High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a condition that is on the rise in our society. It’s also referred to as the silent killer. Many cases of high blood pressure may go undetected and hence progressively end up damaging tissues, organs and system functions.

The anthocyanins in hibiscus function as some of the high blood pressure drugs. They both block angiotensin converting enzymes in the body. This enzyme actually causes vasoconstriction of the blood vessels leading to elevated blood pressure readings. Both the systolic and diastolic readings improve.

4. Urinary Tract Infections

Bacterial infections in the urinary tract may be checked by the active constituents of hibiscus. Therefore it is beneficial for even kidney health, bladder and the other parts of the urinary tract.

5. Menstrual Control

Hibiscus has components that help in decreasing menstruation. Therefore it’s a useful aid for those who have problems with this.

6. Cancer

Cancer is a condition that is on the rise and is suspected to be caused by free radicals in the body. However, hibiscus is rich in polyphenols and anthocyanins. These help neutralise free radical damage in the cells of the body.

7. Liver Protective

The liver is an organ that performs a vital role in the detoxification process in our bodies. Therefore it’s also exposed to most toxins that enter the body. Hibiscus has components that are hepato-protective.

8. Cardiovascular health

Our cardiovascular system is the one responsible for the smooth circulatory process in or body. Any clogging or obstruction may lead to disease. The heart, the brain including the kidneys may all be affected if there is any obstruction within the cardiovascular system.

Hibiscus components check on the bad cholesterol deposition in arteries. Therefore the heart, brain and kidneys benefit.

9. Anti-inflammatory Properties

We have a number of disease conditions that are being fanned by inflammation. The term inflammatory syndrome is justified. We have cases like allergies, asthma, arthritis etc where inflammation creates havoc.

Hibiscus contains a good arsenal of anti-inflammatory compounds that help neutralise it. The array of vitamin C, E, and the other antioxidant team are capable of checking the excessive inflammatory response. This provides relief for those afflicted.

10. Digestive Disorders

The digestive tract is lined up with mucosal protective membrane. This helps in preventing contents from damaging the walls. Any corrosion of this membrane is what gives birth to peptic ulcers.

Hibiscus has components that help reinforce the health of the digestive tract. Therefore it helps in effecting proper digestive and absorption of vital nutrients into the body.

How To Prepare Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea

Dried hibiscus flowers are available from health food stores. As more and more people begin to discover it’s medicinal value, the higher it’s demand has also risen. To prepare the tea is simple.

Step 1. Boil some hot water and place in a mug

Step 2. Steep a sachet or a teaspoon of the dried hibiscus in the mug and cover for about 20 minutes

Step 3. Remove the teabag after squeezing or sieve if powder was used.

Step 4. You may add(optional) a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar/lemon juice/honey.

Step 5. Stir and drink after meals every morning and evening.

The hibiscus tea may be used as a general health drink. We nowadays talk about the importance of supplementation be of our diets. Our soils can no longer supply all the nutrients that our body needs. Environmental pollution has also added toxins into the atmosphere that has found it’s way into our bodies. Therefore consuming hibiscus tea actually supplies vast numbers of vital nutrients that may help prevent, halt or even reverse chronic degenerative conditions. Prevention is better than cure. Hibiscus herbal tea can play a major role here.

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Published by Alfred Okoko

Life & Health Transformation Coach

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