It is believed to have been a popular drink as far back as ancient Egypt.
It is still associated with the culture of Malaysia, South Korea, Haiti, India and the state of Hawaii. To this day, it is consumed for its beneficial properties…
The healing properties of Hibiscus or Sudanese roses have long been known in the East.
Now this unique drink made of Hibiscus is known to us as Karkade tea.
It has a delicate floral taste with a sour note, very refreshing and invigorating. Unlike traditional tea drinks, it does not contain caffeine and can be used to treat various ailments.
The unique characteristics of the Hibiscus tea are fully explained by its composition.
In folk medicine, all parts of this plant are used, but the flowers (buds) and leaves are considered the most useful.
They are used to prepare healing potions.
- Vitamins of groups A, C, B and PP.
- Organic flavonoids.
- The pectin.
- Macro and microelements (calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium).
- Beta carotene.
- Natural organic acids (citric, ascorbic, linoleic, malic, tartaric).
In the East many people know that the hibiscus tea is much loved for its tonic and general strengthening effect.
In hot weather, it perfectly quenches thirst, and in cold weather, it will warm you.
By the way, the temperature of the drink significantly affects the effect of the drink on the body.
For example, hot karkade tea can increase the level of blood pressure, which is why it is recommended to use it for hypotension.
The chilled drink though will retain a useful composition, but at the same time it can lower blood pressure, which should be taken into account when using it.
The anti-inflammatory properties allow us to use the drink for colds.
It helps lower the temperature, suppresses the vital activity of strains of pathogenic bacteria, and also dilutes and removes sputum from the lungs.
The positive effect of Karkade on the work of the nervous system:
It helps to cope with stress, suppresses depressive states, and also improves mood.
Regulation of water and electrolyte balance occurs due to the removal of excess fluid from the body. Also, the drink reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood, it has an antioxidant effect and helps to cleanse the tissues at the cellular level.
For women, hibiscus will normalize the menstrual cycle, relieve discomfort during menopause, and also increase sexual desire.
For men, hibiscus tea acts as a natural aphrodisiac. With regular use, erectile function is restored by increasing blood supply in the body and strengthening the walls of blood vessels.
Hibiscus is most often used for catarrhal processes, nervous diseases, heart problems, circulatory disorders, inflammation and swelling. It also helps with constipation and can act as a diuretic. Antioxidants contained in hibiscus fruits help to remove excess cholesterol from the body, which significantly reduces the risk of heart disease and keeps the body in good shape.
When it's not advisable to drink Karkade:
- For children up to three years of age.
- In case of individual negative reactions.
- Ulcerative lesions of the stomach and duodenum.
- Increased acidity of gastric juice.
- Gallstone disease.
- Blood pressure drops.
In general, the reasonable rate of consumption of Karkade tea is two 150ml cups per day, so for comfortable use you should not exceed this amount.
How To Prepare a Hot Karkade Tea at Home:
2 tablespoons of dried Hibiscus petals
Pour 2 cups of boiling water over the petals, leave for half an hour and drain.
It is not necessary to brew the tea for a long time, because the color pinky red will instead turn dirty gray due to the decomposition of the coloring matter.
Enjoy a healthy cup of Hibiscus tea and the benefits of it on the body.
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