You might have settled into an afternoon routine of tea, or you might never have considered replacing that bracing cup of English breakfast with something new, and maybe it is time you thought about the health benefits (pun intended) that come from brewing hibiscus tea. Studies show drinking our lovely hibiscus tea can benefit your heart health, and can even reduce blood pressure for adults who are slightly overextended or are in the process of becoming overextended. The health benefits of hibiscus tea include its ability to manage high blood pressure and reduce it, reduce blood sugar levels, and enhance the health of your liver. Drinking this plant-based drink can help reduce blood pressure, reduce cholesterol levels, improve liver health, minimize cancer risks, decrease inflammation, and promote weight loss.
Hibiscus tea is also said to have anti-inflammatory properties, which helps combat inflammation and lowers the risk of liver problems. Hibiscus tea is effective for managing stress and decreasing inflammation as it contains polyphenols which may help reduce inflammation and reduce stress hormone levels in the body. Because hibiscus tea contains diuretic properties, it is often used for treating constipation, improving digestive health, and lowering the risk of colorectal cancer. Studies show that drinking Hibiscus tea every day may help to manage hypertension in adults who have low blood pressure, making it a healthy addition to a diet for those suffering from hypertension.
In fact, research published in The Journal of Nutrition shows that hibiscus tea is effective in lowering the blood pressure of those who have moderately high levels, as well as those at risk for developing high blood pressure. According to a 2010 study published in the Journal of Nutrition, drinking hibiscus tea twice in a day, on a regular basis, over the course of one month helped in lowering bad cholesterol because of its antioxidant content. Hibiscus tea helps to reduce (bad) LDL cholesterol levels in the body, thus helping in protecting against heart diseases and protecting the blood vessels from damage. Hibiscus flowers are high in anti-oxidants, which helps reduce the levels of LDL (bad cholesterol), thus reducing the risk of heart attacks.
While some clinical studies show hibiscus to reduce cholesterol, others have shown less of an effect. An older study showed hibiscus extract led to a decrease in cholesterol and triglycerides in a Mexican population. Cholesterol Research published in 2011 compares results from drinking hibiscus to black tea in terms of cholesterol levels. A research study conducted in patients suffering from type II diabetes suggests consuming both hibiscus and acidic tea reduces cholesterol, triglycerides, and lower-density lipoprotein cholesterol, while increasing high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (the good kind) helping manage this unpredictable disease.
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health notes that hibiscus and other botanical treatments lower blood pressure only modestly. Loaded with nutrients, packed with antioxidants, and here to help you tackle everything from high blood pressure to reduced heart disease risk, weight loss, and full-on immune-system health, welcoming the flowery goodness of hibiscus tea into your routine is bound to improve your life in all the right ways.