Hibiscus tea health benefits
Hibiscus tea is a herbal tea made as an infusion from crimson or deep magenta-coloured calyces of the roselle. It is consumed both hot and cold. It is used traditionally as a mild medicine. It contains acidic polysaccharides and flavonoid glycosides, such as cyanidin and delphinidin, that give it its characteristic deep red colour.
Nutritional values in per gram 100 Hibiscus tea
- Hibiscus tea contains 15-30% organic acids, including citric acid, malic acid, and tartaric acid.
- Engery about 37 calories
- Total fat in Hibiscus is about 0.7 g in which Saturated fat is about 0.3 g and Mono saturated fat is about 0.1 g.
- Sodium in Hibiscus tea is about 3 mg and potassium is about 9 mg.
- Total carbohydrates are about 7 g in which Dietary fiber are about 0.3 g and sugar is about 6g.
- Proteins are about 0.4 g
- Vitamins and minerals in Hibiscus tea are Vitamin A, Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin B-6, Magnesium,etc.,
Making of Hibiscus tea
Remove the stamen from each pesticides free flower. Now Place one hibiscus flower in a glass or mug, then cover with boiling water. Allow to steep. Stir the water which will turn a blackish-purple as the colour comes out of the flower. Remove the flower. Add sugar, to taste, then stir to dissolve. Now Squeeze the juice from a wedge lime into a glass as a result it turns into bright pink and now add mint and strawberries and let it cool after add ice and have it.
Health benefits with Hibiscus are
- It reduces blood pressure as studies said that hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure in type 2 diabetics. In a six-week study published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers discovered that hibiscus tea has a greater effect lowering systolic blood pressure than the placebo group, in 65 adults with mildly high blood pressure or pre-hypertension.
- The antioxidant properties in hibiscus tea lower total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels in people with metabolic syndrome or diabetes.
- Antioxidant properties of hibiscus tea may also help treat liver disease According Food and Chemical Toxicology in 2000, Journal anthocyannins in hibiscus tea could significantly reduce inflammatory liver lesions and oxidative liver damage in rats with toxic livers.
- Protocatechuic acid found in hibiscus tea has strong antioxidant and anti-tumor properties.
- Hibiscus tea helps in Relieve Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression
- The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in hibiscus tea such as vitamin C and A can effectively treat acne, scars, sunburns, eczema, and skin allergies.