Hibiscus tea has been enjoyed around the world for years. But the herbal tea only more recently became a darling in the Western wellness world. It’s made from the hibiscus flower (Hibiscus sabdariffa). Once seeped, the brightly colored tropical flower lends a deep red hue to your cup, and it can be prepared hot or iced.
One of hibiscus tea’s biggest claims to fame is its ability to help lower blood pressure—and research backs up this theory. In a study published by The Journal of Nutrition, adults with hypertension (high blood pressure) who consumed three servings (720 mL) of hibiscus tea on a daily basis saw a decrease in their overall blood pressure.
Hibiscus tea is high in Vitamin C, a key vitamin that helps support a healthy immune system
Hibiscus tea is also full of phytochemicals like polyphenols and anthocyanin, according to a study published in the journal Fitoterapia. These compounds can help lower inflammation in the body, which, when out of control, can increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and arthritis.
Another benefit of drinking hibiscus tea: It may help keep your cholesterol levels in check (and your heart and blood vessels healthy). In a small study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, scientists found that drinking a serving of this tea two times daily for one month reduced total cholesterol levels among diabetes patients—including LDL cholesterol, a.k.a. the “bad” kind—and triglyceride levels while boosting levels of HDL cholesterol, the “good” kind.
Hibiscus herbal tea may also function as a natural diuretic, helping to remove both water and sodium from the body, contributing to normal urination, bowel movements
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Calming Cherry Hibiscus Moon Milk Recipe
- 1 cup raw hulled pumpkin seeds or pepitas soaked overnight, then drained and rinsed
- 4 cups fresh water
- 1 tablespoon dried hibiscus flowers
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 cup tart cherry juice
- 1 tbsp lavender syrup or maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups homemade pumpkin seed milk or creamy plant milk of choice
To make the pumpkin seed milk, in a high-speed blender, blend the pumpkin seeds and fresh water on high for 2-3 minutes. Strain the milk through a nut milk bag, cheesecloth or fine mesh sieve. I like to use a funnel to pour it into a liter-sized milk jar to store in the fridge.
In a large mug, pot, or tea kettle, heat up 1 1/2 cups of water. I usually just place a large mug into the microwave for 90 seconds. Place the hibiscus flowers into a tea steeper then immerse into the hot water to steep for about 15 minutes. If you’re not using a tea steeper, just put the flowers directly into the water and then drain them out using a mesh sieve over a bowl to collect the tea.
Pour the warm hibiscus tea into the blender, along with the tart cherry juice, lavender or maple syrup, and homemade pumpkin milk. The pumpkin milk will curdle upon contact with the acidic ingredients but this is okay. Blend all ingredients together until the mixture becomes creamy and a nice frothy layer develops on top. It will separate into a darker pink bottom layer and a very fluffy thick light pink foamy layer on top.
Pour into two large mugs, heat to the desired temperature, and enjoy right away. The separation between the tea and the frothy milk layer will occur, so use a spoon to stir occasionally while you enjoy the drink.
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