The tea that lowers blood pressure
The hibiscus bloom is worshipped for its magnificence, and it merits rise to regard for its mending powers. Numerous species have been utilized as a part of customary solution, notwithstanding giving refreshment teas. The tea is harsh and tart—think cranberries—so individuals regularly include sugar or potentially citrus.
Now there’s exciting research backing up hibiscus tea’s medicinal benefits, especially for heart health. Scientists have confirmed that the deep red flowers gently lower blood pressure, thanks to their diuretic properties (they help the body eliminate excess water) and the fact that their anthocyanins block angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), the compound that causes blood vessels to constrict—exactly what the prescription combo of lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide does, but to a milder degree and without side effects.
Hibiscus Tea Recipe
This makes a great, refreshing tea.
4 c water
3 Tbsp dried or 4-5 Tbsp fresh hibiscus flowers
1 cinnamon stick
1 Tbsp raw sugar
Juice of 1 orange
Boil water and pour over hibiscus and cinnamon stick. Steep for 20 minutes. Strain out hibiscus and cinnamon stick. Add sugar and orange. Serve hot or iced.