Hibiscus is a bright, trumpet-shaped flower widely famous for its beauty and tantalizing taste. This is a genus of flowering plant in a mallow family, Malvaceae. The genus is quite large, comprising several hundred species that are native to warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. The flower comes in a range of colors and names. The most popular variety is Hibiscus sabdariffa. The red flowers of this variety are most commonly cultivated for medical purposes and are available as dietary supplements.
HOW DOES IT GROW?
Hibiscus is native to warm temperate and tropical regions. Due to its versatile nature, it adapts itself easily to the balcony gardens and can be grown indoor and outdoor. Hibiscus plants require at least six hours of sunlight a day, it’s important to give them this if you want to see them in full bloom. Therefore, it is planted for its beauty as it provides the look of tropical paradise and adds vibrancy to the gardens. It is also harvested for brewing the beverages as it gives a tart, tangy taste.
The world's best hibiscus is said to come from Sudan, but the production output is so low that only a few people get to enjoy this high-quality export.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF HIBISCUS
How wonderful is this, one flower and several benefits. This flower is a natural remedy for many health-related issues. Numerous researches were held to explore the health benefits of hibiscus tea, many of which were concluded and are discussed below :
Improves the Blood Circulation: Nowadays the risk of heart diseases have increased rapidly. Drinking hibiscus tea regularly may help in improving the circulation of blood.
Reminder: People who are taking BP medication should not consume hibiscus tea to prevent an interaction.
Lower Cholesterol Level: At present, a number of people are battling with a cholesterol problem. According to research held in 2010 study published in the Journal of Nutrition, drinking hibiscus tea twice in a day regularly for a month helps in lowering the bad cholesterol due to the presence of antioxidants.
Aid Digestion : Hibiscus tea has been proven to aid the digestion, as it can improve your bowel and bladder function. According to this research,Effect of Hibiscus sabdariffa, hibiscus can help in improving overall health of gastrointestinal system. Click here to know.
Keeps your Liver Healthy: Liver is the power house of the body. A slight problem in our liver can throw life out of gear. The antioxidants present in hibiscus may neutralize the free radicals in your body, tissues, and cell.
Treats Menstrual Cramps: Periods=cramps, it is a kind of feeling like your body is fighting against you. A cup of warm hibiscus tea can help you settle the war. The tea can balance your hormones and thus eases the cramps.
Pregnant ladies should avoid consuming hibiscus tea. The oestrogen lowering quality of hibiscus leads to a negative affect on your reproductive ability.
Hibiscus tea is a drink for all season! To enjoy this rejuvenating drink, you can try some of our Hibiscus teas and tell us how you feel without any hesitation :)