Benefits of Hibiscus

Hibiscus tea is made from the dried calyces of the hibiscus flower. The calyces themselves are known to contain high levels of antioxidants – an essential part of a healthy diet. They help to rid our bodies of free radicals (destructive molecules that can damage our cells and DNA) and can protect us against chronic disease, such as heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and cancer.

We know that dietary changes are an effective way to help manage high blood pressure, and hibiscus tea has also been reported to have a lowering effect on high blood pressure. It’s a natural and tasty way to put these changes in motion. Studies have shown that drinking as little as 2 to 3 cups of hibiscus tea each day can lower your blood pressure levels, working as effectively as some anti-hypertensive prescription medications (without the potential side effects).

You may enjoy the following short video! Nutrition scientist Dr. Diane McKay discusses her research about hibiscus tea benefits and research findings that consuming hibiscus tea regularly can reduce blood pressure levels. Although Laza Food & Beverages Inc. does not claim any specific health benefits for Hibiscus tea, Hibiscus tea has been used in traditional medicine for many years.

Hibiscus tea can be prepared in so many different ways, and served both hot and cold. You’ll never tire of this versatile tea! Be sure to add it to your tea stash.