Hibiscus tea benefits are only now being discovered the world over although places in Asia have long known about it.
Hibisbus tea is made from the hibiscus flower called Hibiscus sabdariffa. Hibiscus tea comes from the genus Hibiscus, in the mallow family (Malvaceae), and is native to warm, temperate and tropical regions. A recent study revealed that hibiscus tea contains a number of different antioxidants that may help to protect against cell-damaging free radicals. These teas also may help control high blood pressure.
There are several teas that contain hibiscus, among them are: sour tea, red zinger tea, and sorrel tea.
Here are some of the health benefits that have been discovered:
- Lowers blood pressure
- Good for lowering high cholesterol
- Strengthens the immune system as it is rich in Vitamin C
It can remind one of sitting on the beaches of a beautiful island with the constant scent of the tropical flowers.Hibiscus can be a pleasant surprise with its wonderful aroma and mildly sweet fruity flavor. For a jazzy iced tea, mix it with a bit of your favorite juice for an extra kick.