Hibiscus is a plant with a beautiful flower that has amazing health benefits. It belongs to a Malvaceae family and is also known as Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. A flower of hibiscus contains Vitamin C and various antioxidants that make it so special. Not only flower but, its leaves also has antioxidants that are helpful in many conditions.

Hibiscus tea is completely healthy and safe. It can be taken either hot or cold. As per Ayurveda, it is cool in potency and dry in nature. Due to these properties, hibiscus tea is more beneficial for kapha and pitta person.

Top three health benefits of hibiscus tea:

  • Diabetes

  • Healthy heart

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

Hibiscus for Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition of raised blood sugar levels. It is a metabolic disorder that happens when pancreas either does not produce sufficient insulin or when the body is unable to use insulin properly.  Type 1 diabetes is a condition when the pancreas produces less or no insulin. It happens when the body’s own immune cells start attacking beta cells of the pancreas that produces insulin. Type 2 diabetes is a condition when the pancreas when cells become insulin resistant. It means they fail to respond to insulin. It is known from a study that leaves of hibiscus plants contains polyphenols that help to regulate the proper use of insulin. As a result, this helps to maintain sugar levels in the blood.

How to use it?

Method 1:

  • Soak 4-5 hibiscus leaves overnight in a glass of water.
  • Give it a boil in the morning.
  • Strain it and drink it.

Method 2:

  • Take dry leaves of hibiscus.
  • Mash them and boil in one cup of water.
  • Drink them in the morning and evening.

Hibiscus for Healthy Heart

Hibiscus is a good source of various antioxidants and Vitamin C, that makes it a good option to keep your heart healthy. Drinking hibiscus flower tea every day may help to keep the heart healthy. It lowers the high blood pressure, reduces the increased bad cholesterol, and reduces the risk of other heart-related conditions.

How to use it?

  • Boil dry hibiscus flower in a cup of water.
  • Strain it and drink twice a day.

Hibiscus for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Heavy menstrual bleeding is a nightmare of some ladies. It is a condition when women bleed for more than 7 days. Sometimes it becomes exhausting to handle this condition. If this is long term condition you should definitely visit a Gynaecologist to know about the cause behind it. Hibiscus tea may help to soothe out this condition. It is astringent and coolant so it might help to reduce the excessive flow.

How to use it?

  • Boil hibiscus flower in a cup of water.
  • Drink it two times every day.
  • Continue drinking it for one to see better results.