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20- May-2021

5 reasons why hibiscus tea is good for you?

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Dietitian. Palak Agrawal
Dietitian. Palak Agrawal
M.Sc - Food Science and Nutrition.

A caffeine free beverage having so many health benefits is surreal, isn't it? Read to know more astounding facts, benefits and uses of hibiscus tea.

Are you looking for a caffeine free tea option? Hibiscus Tea will end your search.

Hibiscus is also called “Queen of Tropics” as it mainly grows in the tropical regions. It has different coloured flowers which bloom to make our gardens look merry. Mainly the red ones are utilized for medicinal and dietary purposes.

Hibiscus tea is a caffeine free herbal tea which is made by putting the dried flowers in hot water and steeping for sometimes (5-7 mins). It can be served hot or cold, however you like. This red-coloured tea looks really fascinating and has a range of health benefits.

Due to our sedentary lifestyle, metabolic syndrome is commonly seen in many people nowadays. This includes a cluster of health conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart conditions, elevated cholesterol levels, fatty liver, etc. This herbal tea helps in alleviating symptoms related to these conditions.

There are too many benefits and uses of hibiscus and hibiscus tea which you should know.

  • Hibiscus tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants. Antioxidants are important for us as they help us fight off free radicals which may damage our cells and cause oxidative stress.
  • This herbal tea may also help to lower down triglyceride and cholesterol levels, although more studies are needed for this function. The caffeine free beverage may also act as a detoxifier and boost liver function which helps in breaking down fat efficiently.
  • Hibiscus tea may help in lowering down high blood pressure. High blood pressure is also associated with metabolic syndrome and affects the functioning of the heart as well. This herbal tea may help in reducing the systolic and diastolic blood pressure numbers. Hence, Hibiscus tea is beneficial in high blood pressure cases.
  • Hibiscus tea is not only caffeine free but full of exciting flavour and nutrients. It is a low-calorie herbal tea, rich in Vitamin C, iron, and anthocyanins (antioxidant). Hibiscus tea is anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial and can also help in fighting infections in our body.
  • Various cultures make use of this herbal tea for different purposes. In Egypt, it is used to reduce body temperature and as a diuretic which can help in producing urine optimally. In Africa, hibiscus tea is used to ease symptoms of cold, constipation, etc. Iran uses this tea to alleviate high blood pressure.

Please note that things that work for others, may work for you as well because every individual is different with different requirements. Hence, although uses of hibiscus tea are many but it should be taken after consulting a healthcare support/dietitian.

A great option is to try BestSource Nutrition’s Hibiscus Tea which has unblended, pure, dried hibiscus flowers. It is fuss free, easy to make and has a refreshing tangy taste to make your day brighter. One added advantage is that this product is carefully harvested from the majestic Himalayas, it is all natural and of the finest quality.

Trust this ruby red, lemony beverage to help you make a lifestyle change.

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Heart Health Dietitian Palak Agrawal
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