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Health Benefits of Hibiscus tea (Zobo)

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Hibiscus tea is a herbal tea made as an infusion from crimson or deep magenta-colored calyces of the roselle flower.

Benefit of Hibiscus 🌺 tea 🍵

  • It lower blood pressure,

    high blood pressure is also associated with an increased risk of heart disease and studies have found that hibiscus tea may lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

    • It may lower blood fat level
    • hibiscus may promote liver health and help keep it working efficiently.
  • It may lower blood fat level
  • Hibiscus may promote liver health and help keep it working efficiently.
  • Hibiscus extract reduced body weight, body fat, body mass index and hip-to-waist ratio
  • Hibiscus is high in polyphenols, which are compounds that have been shown to possess powerful anti-cancer properties
  • Hibiscus tea helps to lower the levels of (bad)LDL Cholesterol from the body, thereby helping to protect against heart diseases and protecting blood vessels from damage.
  • The hibiscus plant’s loose leaf tea is richin ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C. It is an essential nutrient required by your body to boost and stimulate the activity of the immune system. Hibiscus tea is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
  • The health benefits of hibiscus tea include relief from cramps and menstrual pain. It helps in restoring hormonal balance as well, which can reduce the symptoms of menstruation such as mood swings, depression, and overeating.
  • Hibiscus tea contains vitamins and minerals, specifically flavonoids, which have been associated with antidepressant properties.
  • Hibiscus tea to improve digestion as it regularizes both urination and bowel movements. Since it has diuretic properties, it is also used to treat constipation, improve the health of your gastrointestinal system.

How to make Hibiscus tea

All you need is a pan, water, hibiscus flowers, and sugar or honey.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp dried hibiscus flowers
  • boiling water
  • cinnamon stick optional
  • clove optional
  • tea bag optional
  • lime wedges optional
  • ginger optional
  • mint leaves optional

Instructions

  • On the stove, keep a pot of water to boil and keep all the ingredients ready for the recipe.

    • Take 2 tsp of dried hibiscus flowers, which equals to 10 ml of the same (to be more accurate) and add it to the boiling water. You are free to add more or less of the hibiscus flowers, depending on how strong you want your tea to be. It’s important to note here that hibiscus tea doesn’t have caffeine, so adding a lot of it won’t have an adverse effect on your health.
  • Once the water is boiled, pour the water slowly and steadily into a teapot. Make sure you have worn mittens/gloves to protect your hands from any kind of burns.
  • Take 2 tsp of dried hibiscus flowers, which equals to 10 ml of the same (to be more accurate) and add it to the boiling water. You are free to add more or less of the hibiscus flowers, depending on how strong you want your tea to be. It’s important to note here that hibiscus tea doesn’t have caffeine, so adding a lot of it won’t have an adverse effect on your health.
  • Once the water is boiled, pour the water slowly and steadily into a teapot.
    If you want to add caffeine to your tea, add a tea bag to the concoction. Allow it to steep for five minutes. While you wait, the hibiscus flowers will give the water a somewhat sharp, zingy taste.
  • If you want to add caffeine to your tea, add a tea bag to the concoction. Allow it to steep for five minutes. While you wait, the hibiscus flowers will give the water a somewhat sharp, zingy taste.
  • Once done, pour the tea into your cup, using a metal strainer. If your teapot has an in-built filter, the process will be way easier.

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