You’re probably use to black tea and green tea, but have you hear of Hibiscus tea? It’s actually been around for years! But like most things, it’s only making it’s much awaited debut after becoming a hit in the Western world. This tea is made from, you guessed it, the Hibiscus flower.

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You can drink Hibiscus tea every single day. Read on to find out the benefits of this tea:

Lowered Blood Pressure: Hibiscus tea has the ability to lower blood pressure. This lowers diastolic and systolic blood pressure by an average of 3.53 mmHg and 7.58 mmHg respectively. But if you are a blood pressure patient, you should discuss this with your doctor to avoid complications.

Lowered Triglyceride and Cholesterol levels: Hibiscus may be able to keep your cholesterol levels under control while maintaining the health of your heart and blood vessels. Scientists found that drinking this tea twice a day for a month reduced the total cholesterol levels of diabetes patience. This included LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It boosts the HDL cholesterol levels, which is the ‘good’ kind.

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Good Digestion: Hydration is key to a happy digestive system. Hibiscus tea can give you that extra boost of hydration. It functions as a natural diuretic by removing both sodium and water from the body and allowing normal urination and bowel movements.

Protects the Liver: The antioxidant properties of Hibiscus tea helps in preventing liver disease.

Anti-cancer properties: The tea has hibiscus protocatechuic acid and this has anti-tumor and antioxidant properties. Hibiscus might be able to slow down the growth of cancer cells by inducing apoptosis. This is also known as programmed cell death.

Hibiscus-tea-(2)Anti-inflammatory, Anti-bacterial action: Hibiscus tea is quite rich in ascorbic acid, this is also known as Vitamin C. This is an essential nutrient for the body as it boosts and stimulates immune system’s activities. Hibiscus tea is known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities and it also prevents you from getting the flu, or a cold. It can reduce the discomfort that occurs during fever.

Menstrual Pain: Hibiscus tea can relieve cramps and menstrual pain. It restores the hormone balance and reduces mood swings, depression, and overeating.

So what are you waiting for? Grab a cup of hibiscus tea and sip away!

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