This post is devoted to the Hibiscus recipe for iced tea. Hibiscus Tea sometimes referred to as Roselle or sour tea, has long been said to have many health benefits, especially for hypertension.
This has been proven in several clinical studies.
Clinical Studies Involving Use Of Hibiscus Flower Recipe
One of these clinical studies involved 75 people who had been diagnosed with hypertension who were not taking any blood pressure medications at the time of the trial.
This group of people were given a hibiscus flower recipe as treatment. They were asked to drink one large tea every day before breakfast for 4 weeks.
The results were impressive.
On average the group saw a reduction of 11% systolic and 12.5% diastolic blood pressure.
Putting that into comparison, the results of those taking the Hibiscus Recipe treatment were equal to another group who were being administered with daily pharmaceuticals (50 mg of Captopril) over the exact time frame.
How To Use This Recipe
As a rule, when making Hibiscus Tea, you need to use one gram of dried calyx in the preparation.
Ideally you should take this tea twice per day.
Once in the morning and once in the evening, ensuring you leave at least 8 hours between each.
Alternatively, supplements are also an option. If you do use supplements they should be chosen according to their anthocyanin content.
Alternatively if you do not want to use a supplement or make your own tea then there is an alternative. You can buy prepackages teabags. My favorite are those in this link for prepackaged teabags.
I must recommend the recipe. there is nothing better than making your own tea. It’s easy, it’s simple and it’s absolutely delicious.
The Hibiscus Recipe For Iced Tea
Hibiscus Iced Tea - A Natural Remedy For High Blood Pressure
- 6 Cups Water
- ¼ inch Fresh Root Ginger, Finely Grated
- ¾ Cup Dried Hibiscus Flowers
- ¾ Cup Honey
- 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice, Freshly Squeezed
- Step 1 Add the water and ginger to a large saucepan and bring to the boil over a high heat.
- Step 2 Once boiled remove from the heat and stir in the hibiscus flowers and honey.
- Step 3 Stir until the honey fully dissolves.
- Step 4 Let the mix steep for 10 minutes.
- Step 5 Strain the liquid into a large heat resistant container.
- Step 6 Stir in the lime juice and set aside to cool.
- Step 7 Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Step 8 Serve over ice with slices of orange for an especially refreshing drink!
I hope you will use this hibiscus recipe and please do let us know the results! To your very best health.