Posted on February 14, 2019 |
Our dental hygienists Carol and Telma recently took a great seminar on body inflammation. They were impressed with all the benefits of hibiscus tea. So we did our research and this is what we found.
Let’s dive deep into the roots of the hibiscus plant. This plant has beautiful flowers and currently blooms in tropical and subtropical climates. Various parts of the plants are used for food and medicine. When it comes to making tea, the part of the plant responsible is known as the calyx. Hibiscus tea is considered herbal tea because it is made from a variety of plants, herbs and spices.
It helps reduce blood pressure—According to a clinical study at Tufts University, consuming hibiscus tea lowered blood pressure in a group of pre-hypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults.
It helps lower cholesterol—Hibiscus tea has several antioxidant properties, which help lower levels of cholesterol from the body and ultimately helps protect the body against heart disease.
Anti-inflammatory properties—Hibiscus tea contains a great amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential in boosting our body’s immune system.
Antidepressant properties—Hibiscus tea contains many vitamin and minerals that have antidepressant properties. Consuming this tea can help relax our nervous system and may help reduce anxiety and depression.
It helps digestion—Consuming herbal tea increases both urination and bowel movement.
Anyone drinking herbal teas regularly should let their doctor know as some herbs do not always mix well with medications. For anyone who has diabetes or high blood pressure you should always monitor your sugar levels when consuming hibiscus tea, as this type of tea is known for decreasing blood sugar and blood pressure level.
We have added hibiscus tea to our tea collection here in the office if you would like to try it. Feel free to stop by and chat with us, we love these topics. Call or email us if you have any questions: