Our BioDynamic Raw Organic Costa Rican Hibiscus Flower is an amazing addition to your health regime.
In traditional medicine, people use hibiscus (aka: Flor de Jamaica) preparations to treat ailments such as:
- Lower Blood Pressure - A study in 46 adults with high blood pressure found that drinking 2 cups (474 mL) of hibiscus tea daily for 1 month combined with lifestyle and dietary changes reduced blood pressure significantly more than lifestyle and diet changes alone
Other studies have found that hibiscus extracts may be as effective as pharmaceutical medications for high blood pressure. However, more research is needed
Research in animals suggests that hibiscus extracts may help prevent fat cells from accumulating. This could prevent complications sometimes seen with obesity, such as fatty liver and insulin resistance.
The abundance of bioactive compounds in hibiscus is thought to contribute to its health benefits
Metabolic syndrome - is a cluster of risk factors, including high blood sugar, high blood triglycerides, low HDL (good) cholesterol levels, and excess body fat. These factors can increase the risk of developing conditions such as heart disease and diabetes
Promisingly, hibiscus may help treat metabolic syndrome.
A small study in 16 older women with metabolic syndrome found that drinking hibiscus tea twice daily for 21 days significantly reduced blood pressure, blood triglycerides, and fasting blood sugar compared with placebo
In another study in 40 adults with metabolic syndrome, those who took hibiscus powder once daily for 4 weeks experienced significant decreases in blood triglycerides and systolic blood pressure compared with a placebo group
Overall, hibiscus may help manage aspects of metabolic syndrome, especially blood sugar issues, although more research is needed
Raw hibiscus contains some carbohydrates, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, and B vitamins.
When used as Hibiscus tea it tends to be lower in nutrients but still offers many beneficial compounds
Hibiscus contains Anthocyanins, which are pigments that give the flowers their vibrant red color. It also has flavonoids, phenolic acids, and organic acids. Many of these compounds act as antioxidants