Hibiscus is high in antioxidants. The antioxidants found in this red flower are called anthocyanins. Hibiscus flower is regarded as one of the world's super food (Published in the September 2011 issue of Fast Company Magazine, the hibiscus flower was described by Hans Villarica as one of the world's super foods presented at The Food and Nutrition Conference in San Diego on August 8th, 2011). Other scientific reports from distinguished universities and clinical research institutions concluded the different antioxidants found in Hibiscus tea may help to protect against cell-damaging free radicals.
A study published in the Journal of Human Hypertension has shown that drinking hibiscus tea can help reduce high blood pressure in people with Type 2 diabetes. The study results showed the average systolic blood pressure for those drinking hibiscus tea decreased from 134.4 mmHg (17.97 kPa) at the beginning of the study to 112.7 mmHg (15.03 kPa) at the end of the study, one month later.*
Hibiscus tea is caffeine free.
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*Journal of Human Hypertension 23, 48-54 (January 2009) | doi: 10.1038/jhh.2008.100