Hibiscus flowers are well known for their bold colors. They're so pretty that they could make for great home garden decorations but we see them as so much more.
These red beauties, which grow most commonly in Africa, Asia and Mexico, are used by many for their medicinal properties.
Used how? Consumption of the hibiscus flower is done, primarily, in the form of hibiscus tea because of its bold but refreshing tarty taste, similar to that of cranberry. The tea is made from a mixture of dried hibiscus flowers, leaves, and calyces.
Our premium grade and brightly colored hibiscus flowers, leaves and calyces come from Mexico and (??? Alondra). Every flower used in a Take a Sip product is carefully chosen by our local experts with the intention of creating the highest quality hibiscus products in the market.
Hibiscus and its health-oriented effects
Research has discovered varioys health benefits linked to consuming hibiscus flower in its different forms.
The following extract is from The efficacy of sour tea (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) on selected cardiovascular disease risk factors: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials:
"Pooled effect size demonstrated that sour tea consumption significantly reduces fasting plasma glucose, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure. Although no significant effect was observed on triacylglycerol, total cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol following sour tea consumption, a trend toward a significant reduction was found in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol serum concentrations. This systematic review and meta-analysis suggests that sour tea consumption could have beneficial effect in controlling glycemic status and blood pressure among adult population"
In order words, hibiscus could help keep your blood sugar and blood pressure in check. All this on top of keeping your taste buds in love.
So, what are you waiting for? Give hibiscus a chance to make your life a bit more tastier and a bit more healthier.