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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Efficacy and side effects of ‘Hibiscus Tea’

It is one of the very effective herbal teas for health which is made by drying Mugunghwa flower (rose of Sharon).

Hibiscus tea is known to help to reduce blood pressure level, reduce cholesterol, and strengthen the immune system. Drinking Hibiscus flowers also reduces hypertension. Recent research has found that Hibiscus tea is rich in antioxidants which reduce free radicals.

Hibiscus features and benefits

1. Caffeine-free : Hibiscus tea does not contain caffeine
2. Vitamin C : Hibiscus is rich in vitamin C ingredients and is very effective for beauty and fatigue recovery. As you know, Vitamin C protects skin from oxidation caused by ultraviolet rays and gives whitening skin as well.
3. Citric and malic acid : Citric acid and malic acid in hibiscus promote metabolism and help to recover from physical fatigue and eye fatigue. Citric acid, an essential nutrient for glucose metabolism, promotes calcium absorption and degrades the fat that remains in the blood. In this case, the blood flow smoothly and helps to drain the waste in the blood.
4. Potassium : Hibiscus is rich in potassium and has a diuretic effect. Drinking Hibiscus with herbal tea is also effective in reducing hangover and body swelling.
5. Anthocyanin : The clear red pigment of Hibiscus is ‘anthocyanin’, which is good for eye fatigue.

In addition, Hibiscus relieves constipation, clean up the stomach condition, and promotes and stimulate digestion. It is also said to be good for anorexia due to summer heat.

Common side effects

Hibiscus is generally safe, but there are individual differences. Pregnant women need special care to drinking Hibiscus tea especially early in pregnancy. This flower affects hormones, and there is a risk of miscarriage. Also, women who are breastfeeding need caution. There is no report that is it safe for infants.

Diabetics should also be careful. In addition to the diabetes drugs you already have, hibiscus can lower your blood sugar levels.
People with lower blood pressure should also be careful. This flower has the effect of lowering blood pressure. People who are undergoing surgery should also avoid drinking hibiscus tea at least two weeks in advance.

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