I don’t think there are accurate enough words for how much of a tea enthusiast I am. But seriously, anytime you can add an herb to water and heal you body, why not embrace the magic Earth naturally provides? So today, we are going to talk about the health benefits of hibiscus tea.
First of all, what is hibiscus? It’s a little flower with hundreds of species that grows all over the damn place, but it is the national flower in Haiti. When brewed, the soft red liquid has a slightly bitter taste which kind of puts me in the mind of cranberry juice. It’s floral in smell, but nothing like the strong presence of rose petals.
It’s one of my all time favorite varieties of tea.
Here’s a quick bullet list of all the great things hibiscus can do for you and your body:
- High in vitamin C
- Relieves menstrual pain & balances hormones
- Naturally lowers the absorption of glucose and starch, aiding in steady weight loss
- Helps to manage blood pressure with its anti-hypertensive properties
- Assists in increasing urination
- Protects from heart disease by lowering bad cholesterol
- Supports healthy blood sugar
- Contains antioxidants that promote a healthy liver
- Slows down the growth of cancerous cells
- Fights the flu, fever, and common cold
- Aids in digestion and fights constipation
- Fights depression naturally
In the practice of magic, this plant is said to attract love and/or lust into your life. It can be ingested as a type of aphrodisiac, or burned in a ritual like an incense. Along with inspiring passion, hibiscus is also said to make one more sensitive to dreams and clairvoyant.
Awesome sauce, right?