Hibiscus Flowers – Herbal Tea (Kashmir) Description
Our Hibiscus tea, sourced from Kashmir, is a tangy, delicious, relaxing, nutrient filled retreat for your mind and body. It has a luscious red colour and makes a great hot tea AND an awesome iced tea! In addition to being caffeine free, it is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids that gives a much needed boost to your immune system, cardiovascular system and digestive system.
What is hibiscus tea?
A rich ruby red concoction can be made from these sepals of the roselle (scientific name hibiscus sabdariffa) plant. The tea tastes slightly sour, a bit like cranberry juice and is rich in organic acids, antioxidants and flavonoids. It boosts immunity, metabolism and cardiovascular function. Moreover, it is low calorie and caffeine free.
Why is Hibiscus tea good for me?
A rich source of magnesium, hibiscus tea helps in calming the mind and body thereby fighting depression.
Hibiscus tea boosts liver function by ridding the body of free radicals.
It is a superb diuretic and makes for a great aid for people with high blood pressure. It also helps fight urinary tract infections and improve kidney function with regular use.
It helps relieve constipation and easing discomfort caused by nausea, vomiting, cold and flu. It also has emmenagogic effects i.e. it helps fight PMS and is helpful during irregular periods like PCOS, PMDD, AUB.
Hibiscus tea can help regulate blood sugar levels making it a beverage of choice for diabetics.
Take a peek at some Suprising Benefits of Hibiscus Tea
How to use?
Warm hibiscus tea: Boil a cup of water and turn off the heat. Add 1 teaspoon of hibiscus tea and leave for 5 minutes, longer for a stronger tea. Strain and consume. Add a teaspoon of honey for sweetness. You can also add lemon juice or mint leaves for added flavour.
Hibiscus Iced tea: Fill a pitcher with water and add 2-3 teaspoons of hibiscus tea, lemon wedges or mint leaves and some honey, if desired. Refrigerate overnight. Strain before consuming.
Pregnant women or women taking any sort of hormonal treatment should avoid consuming Hibiscus Tea ~ A natural blood thinner, it is not to be consumed when one is taking blood thinner medication or before any surgery ~ Not to be consumed by those with low blood pressure (hypotension)