How to Take Hibiscus
Hibiscus is a red aromatic plant with many health benefits. It has important medicinal properties and is suitable for everyone, even children. The part of the plant used is the flower and the most common way to use it by drying it and then mixing with hot water. It has a lot of healing power. But on OneHowTo.com, we tell you how to take hibiscus in other equally beneficial ways.
Hibiscus' health properties are diverse: it reduces hypertension, improves blood circulation, helps the digestive system, contains vitamins and minerals, helps you lose weight and eliminate toxins, cleanses the bowel, lowers harmful cholesterol, regulates triglycerides, is stimulating, is a potent antioxidant, is high in vitamin C protects the body from germs, and increases its defenses.
If you have blood pressure problems, in this OneHowTo article we show you how to lower your high blood pressure.
Before you learn how to make hibiscus, you should know that it is safe to be consumed daily, by individuals of all ages. And the best, healthiest and most enjoyable way to consume it is as a tea.
For example if you suffer from cramps, hibiscus is a great natural remedy. Drink a tea made from the plant before bed and about 2 or 3 cups throughout the day. Hibiscus contains thiamine, riboflavin and vitamin C to prevent cramps. By drinking this type of tea you naturally fill your body with these nutrients. If you'd like to know more on the subject, take a look at our article How to relieve cramps with home remedies.
You can find hibiscus at any health food store or specialty food store. You can find it in the form of dried flowers, tincture or as a liquid. If you choose tincture a daily intake of 50 drops is recommended about 3 times a day.
To prepare a hibiscus tea, you need 3 cups of water and a dried flower. Put the flower and water in a pan, bring to a boil for 15 minutes. Then let it sit, then pass it through the strainer and sweeten with honey.
If you want to take hibiscus to lose weight you need to prepare the tea as we've discussed and drink about 3 cups a day after meals. Don't sweeten it with sweetener, and it is advisable to drink it warm. Drink your first tea on an empty stomach with the juice of half a lemon and don't eat anything until half an hour later.
This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
If you want to read similar articles to How to Take Hibiscus, we recommend you visit our Healthy living category.