Updated: Jun 18
This flower has been recognized by many health professionals for its amazing abilities, popularizing its use in folk medicines today! Roselle is known to have: a mild laxative effect, ability to detox by increasing urination,treatment of cracks in the feet and wounds, Promote Weight Loss, Contain Compounds That May Help Prevent Cancer and so much more!
Learn how to brew up some hibiscus tea: here
☆Many Medically important compounds called Phytochemicals
Phytochemicals are chemicals that come from plants, which naturally occur! These
chemicals help to fight off the bad stuff. Phytochemicals often act as antioxidants.
☆Packed With Antioxidants
Hibiscus Tea includes a boatload of antioxidants, including vitamin C. The most potent antioxidants found in Roselle are poly-phenolic acid, flavonoids and anthocyanins.
☆Anti-diabetic/May Help Lower Blood Fat Levels
Components of Roselle were studied for their effect in a type II diabetic rat model. Studies revealed anti-insulin resistance properties of extract at a dose level of 200mg/kg, and reduction in high glucose and high insulin levels in blood. Outcomes of this study should be examined further.
☆May Help Lower Blood Pressure
Aqueous extract of Roselle was as effective as a medical drug called captopril in treating mild-moderate hypertension. No adverse effects were seen with the treatment, ensuring the effectiveness and safety of the extract.
☆May Reduce High Cholesterol
There was a Roselle extract study, where the study group included some subjects with and some without metabolic syndrome. Subjects with metabolic syndrome using the ethanolic extract of Roselle had significantly reduced glucose, overall cholesterol, and low density lipoprotein, while increasing high density lipoprotein. Lipoprotein is a protein which bonds to blood cells, which reduces high cholesterol.
☆May Boost Liver Health
This tea may give you the natural detox your body might need! In One study, 19 overweight people found that taking hibiscus extract for 12 weeks improved liver steatosis. This condition can lead to liver failure, but many studies show a decrease in liver damage; while some showed an increase in concentration of detoxifying enzymes.
You know how they say everything in moderation?! - well this definitely applies here! Although hibiscus is natural and beneficial for everyday use, too much is not so good! Someone who is about 150 pounds, and an adult, can drink 15 cups a day safely! For someone who is a child and maybe only 75 pounds, 8 cups a day is more than enough.
It's important to educate yourself on whats going into your body, and thats why im glad you made it to the end of this article! Thank you for reading, and of course I hope you enjoyed😊
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