The World Health Organisation defines hypertension as blood
pressure higher than 140/90. An ordinary condition in the developed world affecting roughly 20% of
People with high blood pressure generally do not experience any
symptoms and are not aware that their blood pressure is high. Hypertension can lead to worrying health troubles
such as heart failure and strokes.
It is said that blood pressure can be lowered by drinking an
extract of Hibiscus flower each day, in the form of tea.
Hibiscus tea consists of high levels of antioxidants, such as
flavonoids, which are excellent for our bodies and hearts. These antioxidants help our bodies resist the harmful
molecules known as free radicals, which can cause cell damage, leaving the body in a sick condition. By taming free
radicals, antioxidants help look after the health of the body.
tea can successfully contribute to the weight loss process
without making you tired, dizzy or ill. Most people are not familiar with the wonderful weight loss qualities
of Hibiscus tea.
The effects of this flower on weight are better if consumed in a
natural form rather than processed forms like powders or capsules.
Hibiscus makes a very pleasant red, rose or pink tea, tasting
tart and refreshing. It is popular both hot or iced, and is very often blended with rose hips to make a rich
colored antioxidant tea. You can make the tea by soaking the dried or fresh flowers in hot water, straining and
then adding sugar, if needed.