Red Hibiscus Flower Tea (Heart Healthy/Cholesterol Blocking)

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Sparkling and fruity, Red Hibiscus Flower Tea takes you on a taste-journey as refreshing and cool as the waters of the Hawaiian beach. The pigment in the flowers turns water to a deep shade of hibiscus red and is quite lovely.

In ancient Egypt, red hibiscus flowers were associated with lust. The Egyptians believed that tea made with red hibiscus flowers and sepals could induce licentious cravings in women. As a result, for many centuries Egyptian women were forbidden to drink hibiscus tea.

China has had a long love affair with the hibiscus. The flower appears on Chinese porcelain plates dating back to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Hibiscuses also appear on ancient Chinese silk tapestries. The juice from the petals is used in China as shoe-blacking (polish) and mascara for eyebrows and lashes.

  • Contains 15 amino-acids, phyto nutrients, many vitamin P agents, and minerals.
  • Strengthens the spleen, increases the appetite, detoxes the cells, balances hormone levels
  • U.S. Health researchers have shown hibiscus significantly reduced triglyceride levels in the blood. (Triglycerides are a reflection of fat intake and can contribute to high cholesterol levels.) Hibiscus reduced the levels of total cholesterol in the blood and especially reduced the amount of LDL or "bad" cholesterol. Based on their experiments with human blood in the lab, the scientists think that hibiscus makes it harder for LDL cholesterol to bind to artery walls, inhibiting the build-up of cholesterol that can cause blockage and heart disease.
  • The researchers say their findings suggest that hibiscus tea has the potential to prevent cholesterol deposits and may therefore be useful in the prevention and even treatment of a number of cardiovascular diseases in which cholesterol plays a major role.
  • People with high blood pressure (hypertension) can lower their blood pressure by drinking a tea made from a standardized extract of hibiscus flower every day, according to a study published in Phytomedicine (2004;11:375–82).http://bastyrcenter.org/content/view/489
  • The antioxidants in hibiscus could add to its cardiovascular benefits by protecting blood vessels and heart muscle from oxidative damage. Furthermore, its safety and low potential for causing negative side effects make hibiscus an attractive alternative to antihypertensive medications.
  • Hibiscus flower extract have been shown to have similar cardiovascular health benefits as red wine,
  • The hibiscus has been long used for its cooling properties on feverish illnesses,
  • In addition to being delicious in cold drinks, the flower has mild laxative properties,
  • Increases appetite and promotes urination.
  • Use hibiscus for mild nausea.
  • Hibiscus aids skin irritations.
  • bronchial problems,
  • Soothe sore throats.
  • Mumps and other ailments.
  • It is also widely used to prevent dandruff and add luster to hair.

Precautions: Women desiring to become pregnant, or those who have recently become such, should limit usage of this tea, because of its potential anti-fertility, anti-estrogen, emmenagogue and contraceptive action.


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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 19 September, 2005.

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