Hibiscus flower tea is made from the dried calyces of the hibiscus flower. Calyces are known to contain high levels of antioxidants and, for good health, antioxidants are an essential part of our diets. They help to rid our bodies of free radicals (destructive molecules that can damage our cells and DNA) and protect us against chronic disease, such as heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.
Hibiscus Tea and Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (BP), which increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and death from cardiovascular disease, is becoming more and more prevalent in our modern-day, stressful world.
Studies have shown that drinking as little as 2 to 3 cups of hibiscus tea from the Hibiscus flower each day can lower your blood pressure levels, working as effectively as some anti-hypertensive prescription medications (without the potential side effects).