June 5, 2011

Everything About Hibiscus Tea To Learn

Would you like to know about hibiscus tea?. This tea is brewed from sepals of the hibiscus flower which is scientifically called Hibiscus sabdariffa. It is well-known in the countries of Egypt, Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, Latin America and United States.

Benefits of Hibiscus Tea :
The hibiscus tea has some health benefits such as

- Hibiscus tea is the best herbal remedy for healing blood pressure problems.
- This tea is also good for lowering high cholesterol level
- Drinking a cup of hibiscus tea after every meal is great for weight loss due to it reduces the absorption of dietary carbohydrates.
- This tea has ability to improve the immune system
- If it is taken regularly and properly, then the chances of any kind of infection related to the urinary bladder as well as problems of constipation will be reduced.
- Hibiscus tea is also good for preventing various ailments such as stomach cramps, cramps during the menstrual cycle, muscle cramps and spasms.

How to Make Hibiscus Tea:
Things needed :
  • Dried hibiscus blossoms (2 cups)
  • Sugar (2/3 cups)
  • Cinnamon sticks (nearly 2 inches)
  • Pan to boil water
  • Strainer
  • Firstly, boil some water in a pan. The amount of water that you require will depend on the number of people who are going to drink this tea. Next add the blossoms as well as the cinnamon stick and heat for the next 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Then, after removing the pan from the gas, pour the tea into the glasses or cups through the strainer and then serve. You can add the sugar to taste. If you would like to drink ice tea, then just let the tea cool, add ice and serve.
Side Effects of Hibiscus Tea: 
The following are some of the side effects of hibiscus tea side to be aware of.
  • True that this tea is good for lowering blood pressure, hence a person with low blood pressure should never drink this tea.
  • After drinking this tea, the person might get hallucinations or might feel sleepy.
  • Hormonal changes in the body is another common side effect of this tea. It also affects the estrogen level in women. Pregnant mothers are advised not to drink this tea.
  • People taking drugs for cancer should avoid drinking this tea as some of the chemicals present might affect the cancer cells.
This was all information about hibiscus tea, and if you are impressed on it please remember to drink it properly.

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