Have you tried hibiscus tea? Do you know what it is? Did you have any idea as to what the health benefits of drinking this tasty tea are? Well, even we did not till we tried it ourselves. It helps in weight loss, improves digestion, lowers our cholesterol and also has anticancerous properties. There is so much more to this drink and we have also shared a bonus recipe. So read on!

Blood Pressure

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As per several reports, this tea lowers the blood pressure of those adults who are mildly hypertensive. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, hibiscus tea also helps in reducing blood pressure by almost 10 points. If you want things to change then consume this tea at least thrice a day for a few weeks.  

Weight Loss

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If you want to lose weight, Hibiscus tea is what you need. It lowers the absorption of starch and glucose which helps us out in this arena. It also absorbs carbohydrates, so drinking it lessens the absorption which is why it is found in many weight loss products.

Protects Liver

This easily available tea has antioxidant properties which may help in treating liver diseases. It helps us in protecting your body from diseases as it neutralizes the free radicals present in body tissues and cells.  

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Anticancer Properties

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Hibiscus tea has antitumor and antioxidant properties as it contains hibiscus protocatechuic acid.

Anti-inflammatory & Antibacterial Agent

The hibiscus plant’s loose leaf tea is rich in vitamin C. It helps in boosting and stimulating the activity of the immune system. Hibiscus tea is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and that is how it helps in protecting ourselves from catching a cold and flu. 

Relieves Menstrual Pain

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This tea helps in getting relief from cramps and menstrual pain. It also helps in restoring hormonal balance which can reduce the depression, mood swings, and overeating.

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Improves Digestion

Apparently, hibiscus tea helps in improving digestion as it regularizes both urination and bowel movements.  

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