In order to improve the health of the heart you will need to consider drinking hibiscus tea. This tea is great for reducing high blood pressure and it could provide better effects than many prescribed medications and drugs. Also this tea is natural and doesn’t cause any side effects.
If you are using hypertension drugs you are putting your health at risk because they could cause side effects such as impotence, liver damage, leg cramps, weakness, etc.
The use of the hibiscus flowers has been already for centuries, but mainly it has been used for treatment of hypertension, liver, and fever. There are numerous studies that confirm the health benefits of this ingredients. According to another study conducted in 2010 proved that anthocyanins and other antioxidants that are found in hibiscus flower actually protect the blood vessels from damage and narrowing.
Here is how it works:
This ingredient is actually opening the arteries and acts as natural angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. This leads to prevention of secretion of hormones that the blood vessels constrict. Hibiscus is also great for boosting the immune system and it contains lots of antioxidants.
Here is how to prepare hibiscus tea:
- Fresh hibiscus flowers – 4 tablespoons
- Water – 3 cups
- Organic honey – 1 tablespoons
- Cinnamon stick – 1
- Orange juice – 1
You will need to boil the water and add the hibiscus and cinnamon stick. Leave it for 15 minutes and strain the mixture. Add the honey and you could consume it. Make sure that you always drink this tea while it is still warm.
The hibiscus tea is acidic and due to this it is recommended to wash the mouth with water after you drink the tea.