With its large, ruby colored flowers that bloom in the morning and wilt by the afternoon, hibiscus can be a spectacular feature in any garden. In Asia, the hibiscus is held in high regard, and in the Victorian era, the flowers were often sent as gifts, highlighting the beauty of the recipient. Hibiscus tea has a delicate taste and unique healing properties and just might awaken peace and beauty in the drinker.
In Africa and Asia, hibiscus has treated high blood pressure for centuries. Recent research suggests consuming hibiscus tea daily could help regulate blood pressure. Taking hibiscus tea once a day (ten grams, or about five teaspoons of crushed hibiscus flower) for 12 days, can lower blood pressure by 10%. Hibiscus has a relaxing effect on blood vessels and may act as a mild diuretic but it shouldn't be mixed with other diuretic or hypertension medications.
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