Roselle (Hibiscus) Health Benefit / Effect :
Now here’s a little known fact for you: cold-served hibiscus tea is actually called Roselle juice. Serve it hot and it suddenly becomes hibiscus or Jamaican tea. In addition to that, it is also used to make wine and even deserts.
So what’s so special about this ruby-like plant? Here are the top 10 health effects that Roselle (also known as Hibiscus flower) offers:
1. It Has an Incredible List of Nutrients
As it turns out, Hibiscus flower is extremely healthy and has a ludicrous amount of vitamins and minerals, ranging from vitamins for your nervous system to immune system boosters and natural fats. So what’s inside hibiscus is exactly? Here’s a full breakdown:
– Vitamins A, B2, B3, and C – Protein – Calcium – Iron – Magnesium – Phosphorus – Potassium – Sodium – Natural Fats
Roselle as reported by Landline on SBS in Australia recently
2. It Protects Your Heart
According to a recent study, those drinking hibiscus flower tea tend to have lower blood pressure and a healthier cardiovascular system.
During an experiment, 35 people were told to drink tea once per day while 35 other people took two antihypertensive pills. The results were pretty shocking, as 79% of those drinking tea had a 10 point lower blood pressure, the same with the 84% of people who took unhealthy and expensive meds.
3. It Cools You Down and Eliminates Thirst
Did you know that a lot of companies actually add hibiscus flower extract to their sports drinks? This is due to Roselle’s ability to cool down your body and get rid of thirst.
However, a lot of these soft drinks actually contain tons of corn syrup or other, unhealthy sweeteners. The alternative? Make your own sports drink and never feel thirsty again!
Roselle Smoothie using My Blue Tea's Roselle Powder
4. Makes Your Bones and Teeth Strong
Thanks to the calcium that Hibiscus flower contains, drinkers of this delicious tea are more likely to have stronger bones and stronger teeth than non-drinkers.
In addition to that, it reduces tingling in the hands and feet, as well as numbness.
5. Improves Your Immune System
Ah, the power of the almighty vitamin C.
Not only does it boost your immune system and make it easier to fight off all kinds of nasty viruses and bacteria, but it also improves your blood flow, heals wounds faster, regulates sugar levels, improves asthma symptoms, makes your vision better (no, carrots are not the only way to keep your eyesight healthy), and so much more.
6. Helps You to Stay Fit
For men and women who like tasty foods and don’t feel like giving them up, Roselle should be added to their diet. Why? According to a recently published study, Hibiscus decreases the production of amylase, an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of starch into sugars.Therefore, by consuming a lot of Hibiscus flower tea, you will help your body to break down everything faster and not absorb too much unhealthy, starchy food. That’s not all though, it also boosts your metabolism, which allows you to burn more calories than ever before.
7. Helps to Treat Cancer
Another great benefit of Hibiscus flower tea? Cancer treatment. As noted by various studies, high doses of Vitamin C rich Roselle juices helps your body to fight caner when combined with chemotherapy drugs.
In addition to that, unlike drugs, it does not cause good cells to self-destruct and only targets cancerous cells specifically.
Roselle frosting - YUM
Roselle, more than just jam!
8. Helps You to Breathe Easier
Everyone hates that feeling when your nose is stuffed and you can’t seem to breathe properly or smell refreshing and amazing things like the ocean.
Thankfully, Hibiscus flower tea drinkers are less likely to experience this discomfort, as it is known to help you to breathe easier and significantly decreases bronchoconstriction, or narrowing of the airways.
9. Want to Have Healthy Children? Drink Roselle Juice
If you are planning a baby or already have kids, Roselle juice or Hibiscus flower tea should be added to the daily diet of the whole family.
Studies have shown that the consumption of foods / drinks rich in calcium decrease the chance of retardation in children. Not only that, but it will also improve your overall nerve function and as you might know, stress is one thing that should be avoided when planning a baby.
Bake Roselle Cheesecake
10. It Also Decreases Alcohol Absorption Rates
If you plan to keep on partying or want to reduce the chances of throwing up / doing something that you might regret afterwards, considering drinking Hibiscus flower tea.
Studies have shown that not only does it decrease the alcohol absorption rate, but it also lessens alcohol’s effect on the system. The result? Mild hangovers (if any) and less of everything that comes with them: headaches, nausea, etc.
So here you have it folks, a pretty spectacular list for a drink that tastes incredibly good.
By drinking either Roselle juice or Hibiscus flower tea, you will turbocharge your body with tons of amazing vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
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For information :
Roselle should not be used by anybody with thinning of the blood, or anybody who is on blood thinning medication.