ORGANIC Hibiscus Flower Petals Whole, Dried, Loose - 2 oz, Hibiscus sabdariffa
Organic Hibiscus Flower Petals Whole, Dried, Loose - 2 oz, Hibiscus sabdariffa. You will receive 2 oz of dried hibiscus flowers.
Hibiscus tea is an herbal tea with many health benefits. The hibiscus flower contains the calyx, which protects and supports the hibiscus plant and is responsible for those health benefits. Hibiscus tea consists of dried calyces, which are steeped to make both hot and cold beverages.
There are over 200 varieties of hibiscus tea that are commercially sold in the United States. The formal name of hibiscus is the Hibiscus Sabdariffa flower. It is caffeine-free (as long as it is not blended with other teas) and bursting with sweet-yet-tart flavors, making it the perfect swap for a normally sugar-filled juice or beverage. Its flavor is thought to be similar to cranberry, and it is sometimes referred to as "sour tea." It is rich in anthocyanins, which are responsible for its deep red/magenta color. It can be served cold as a refreshing glass of iced tea or hot to warm you on a cold day or as part of an evening ritual.
Hibiscus Tea benefits: Blood Pressure Management, Lowering Cholesterol, Protects Liver, Anti-Inflammatory and Antibacterial Properties, Menstrual Pain, Antidepressant Properties, Aids Digestion, Satiates Thirst, Weight Loss.
Hibiscus tea as a natural diuretic:
Hibiscus tea has also been shown to work as a natural diuretic, increasing both urination and bowel movements. As the water leaves the body, it pulls the sodium with it, which is one mechanism by which blood pressure is reduced.
As mentioned above, hibiscus tea contains a rich amount of anthocyanin, which is a phenolic compound. It is believed that this active compound is responsible for the tea’s cardio-protective effects. Another study on hibiscus tea investigated the hypolipidemic effects of drinking hibiscus tea. The researchers specifically looked at patients suffering from metabolic disorders like diabetes. The patients were randomly assigned to hibiscus tea or a placebo (black tea) and were instructed to consume it two times a day over the course of a month. Blood samples were taken before the study began and upon completion. The group that drank the hibiscus tea saw an increase in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL, also known as the good cholesterol). The results also showed a significant decrease in the average total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL, also known as the bad cholesterol).
Hibiscus tea for immune support:
Hibiscus tea is thought to be excellent for immune support, as it is extremely high in ascorbic acid, more commonly known as vitamin C. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is responsible for keeping the immune system healthy and strong by assisting in the production of white blood cells. White blood cells have a serious job in the body and are responsible for fighting the pathogens and infections that sneak in. In addition, vitamin C promotes healthy skin and tissues and keeps the nervous system working.
Hibiscus tea and weight loss:
Hibiscus tea may also help with weight loss. One study found that hibiscus was effective at reducing obesity, abdominal fat, and serum-free fatty acids and improved liver steatosis. In this study, all subjects had a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 27, which is considered to be overweight. The subjects were divided into two groups. Over the course of 12 weeks, the control group was instructed to take a placebo, and the other group received a hibiscus extract pill. The results of the study found that the group that took the hibiscus extract pill lost weight, decreased BMI, decreased body fat, and improved their waist-to-hip ratio. They also showed improvement in their liver steatosis. These results suggest that hibiscus extract may help prevent obesity, assist in weight loss, and help treat non-alcoholic fatty liver. Other studies propose (but have not proved) that hibiscus may be a digestive enzyme inhibitor. That means that hibiscus might bind to the enzymes within our GI tract, preventing them from breaking down foods (like carbs and fat) and therefore preventing the body from being able to absorb those nutrients.
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