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Hibiscus Petals Tea May 5, 2010

Filed under: Food and drink — cnesgreen @ 5:30 pm

 

 

Hibiscus tea benefits are only now being discovered the world over although places in Asia have long known about it.

Hibisbus tea is made from the hibiscus flower called Hibiscus sabdariffa. Hibiscus tea comes from the genus Hibiscus, in the mallow family (Malvaceae), and is native to warm, temperate and tropical regions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A recent study revealed that hibiscus tea contains a number of different antioxidants that may help to protect against cell-damaging free radicals. These teas also may help control high blood pressure.

 

Here are some of the hibiscus tea benefits that have been discovered:

Hibiscus Tea lowers blood pressure

Hibiscus Tea is good for lowering high cholesterol

Hibiscus Tea strengthens the immune system as it is rich in Vitamin C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add 1-2 tsp dry Gentian hibiscus petals into the glass (or teapot)

 

Wash them with hot water.

 

Pour hot water into the glass again and wait for about 3 minutes.

 

Strain the flowers.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Tips:

You could mix with a bit of juice for an extra kick.

 

 

 

 

Raspberry, sage salvia, Rosehips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was a pleasant surprise, wonderful aroma and a mildly sweet, fruity flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once a bag of herbals or flowers is opened, The herbals could be kept in ambient and dry conditions such as in the living room, the study or the office, but it must be completely away from light, moisture, smell and heat.

 

An airtight container or a vacuum tank is an ideal storage solution.

 

 

Sealed Clips are also a good choice for opened packaging bags.

 

 

 

The quality of the herbals lasts longer if they are kept in the fridge. But please make sure the package is sealed and cover with a box to insulate from temperature change.

 

In addition, if the bag is taken in and out from the fridge very often, this will cause heat stress to the herbals as temperature is increased and decreased very frequently. Air will be drawn from outside and condensation will occur.

 

 

That is why we packed our herbals into small sealed packaging bags instead of large bags or boxes. You could open a small bag of the herbal and enjoy its freshness while the other bags are sealed and well kept in the fridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many alternative medicine health care providers feel that using certain herbal teas during pregnancy is a great way to support optimal pregnancy health. Herbal teas can often provide an additional source of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and iron.

 

However, due to the lack of studies on most herbs, the FDA encourages caution when consuming herbal teas during pregnancy.

 

It is always best to talk with a qualified medical professional about any herbal teas that you are interested in drinking.

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