Now here’s a little known fact for you: cold-served hibiscus tea is actually called Roselle juice. Serve it hot and it suddenly becomes hibiscus or Jamaican tea.
In addition to that, it is also used to make wine and even deserts.
It Protects Your Heart
According to a recent study, those drinking hibiscus flower tea tend to have lower blood pressure and a healthier cardiovascular system.
During an experiment, 35 people were told to drink tea once per day while 35 other people took two antihypertensive pills. The results were pretty shocking, as 79% of those drinking tea had a 10 point lower blood pressure, the same with the 84% of people who took unhealthy and expensive meds.
It Cools You Down and Eliminates Thirst
id you know that a lot of companies actually add hibiscus flower extract to their sports drinks? This is due to Roselle’s ability to cool down your body and get rid of thirst.
However, a lot of these soft drinks actually contain tons of corn syrup or other, unhealthy sweeteners. The alternative? Make your own sports drink and never feel thirsty again!
Improves Your Immune System
Ah, the power of the almighty vitamin C.
Not only does it boost your immune system and make it easier to fight off all kinds of nasty viruses and bacteria, but it also improves your blood flow, heals wounds faster, regulates sugar levels, improves asthma symptoms, makes your vision better (no, carrots are not the only way to keep your eyesight healthy), and so much more.
Decreases Alcohol Absorption Rates
If you plan to keep on partying or want to reduce the chances of throwing up / doing something that you might regret afterwards, considering drinking Hibiscus flower tea.
Studies have shown that not only does it decrease the alcohol absorption rate, but it also lessens alcohol’s effect on the system. The result? Mild hangovers (if any) and less of everything that comes with them: headaches, nausea, etc.