Hibiscus are not your average garden plant. These herbs are used throughout the world in perfumes, jams, cold and warm teas and in drinks to quench thirst. There are hundreds of different types of hibiscus, but it is hibiscus sabdariffa that is found in herbal and hibiscus tea. You can even find it in our Beach Body Slim Tea. It is native to tropical Africa but is mainly grown in Jamaica and Mexico. The real question is, what can hibiscus flowers do for you and can they benefit your health?
According to Healthline.com, research suggests that hibiscus flowers may protect against obesity and help you lose weight. They can help you reduce your amount of body fat, body mass index (BMI) and your hip-to-waist ratio. That’s why it’s a key ingredient in our Slim Tea. We love how it can help you drop any extra kilos and excess body fat so you can become a healthier, better you.
To add, hibiscus may help cleanse your liver by increasing the level of drug-detoxifying enzymes. Not only that, these flowers can reduce the level of fat in the liver (liver steatosis) and may even protect your liver from damage. Hibiscus sure does look after your liver health!
Just as importantly, hibiscus flowers are great for keeping your blood pressure under control and improving your heart health. Several studies have found that these flowers can reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. If you have diabetes, they may even help reduce the blood fats (blood cholesterol) and triglycerides in your body. According to Healthline.com, hibiscus is a safe and natural way to look after your heart health, particularly when it comes to managing your blood pressure. We love that, because it makes our tea even better for you.
So, how can you start enjoying the benefits of hibiscus? These flowers are usually enjoyed as a tea but can also be purchased as an extract. Hibiscus tea is easy to make at home. Simply infuse dried hibiscus flowers in a teapot of hot water. You can drink hibiscus tea hot or cold and it has a tart taste similar to cranberries. To sweeten your tea, simply add some honey or a squeeze of lemon or lime. You can buy hibiscus tea online or at a health food store. Don’t forget, you can also enjoy its benefits in our Beach Body Slim Tea and soon be on your way to becoming lighter, healthier and revitalised.
Special note: Hibiscus is a safe way to help lower pressure, but it is not recommended for people taking hydochlorothiazide, a type of diuretic used to treat high blood pressure as it may interact with that drug. For this reason, we suggest that you talk to your doctor before using Hibiscus if you are taking hydochlorothiazide to seek medical advice.
Healthline.com - 8 Benefits of Hibiscus Tea
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