This is a delightfully simple yet flavorful tea that may help lower blood pressure with regular use. This pleasant tasting tea contains cooling and calming blends including chamomile, hibiscus flowers, peppermint and lemon balm.
A soothing blend that will help bring you back to your "senses" and calm your mood. The gentle combination of herbs should not effect or interfere with any medication, but if in doubt please check with your medical adviser.
Hibiscus flowers and High Blood Pressure.
Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a small tree with bright red flowers that are rich in flavonoids, minerals, and other nutrients. The flowers have a fruity taste that makes hibiscus popular as both hot and cold tea. Studies have demonstrated that they have a diuretic property and have also found mild blood vessel–dilating effects. Several trials using hibiscus extracts have suggested that hibiscus can lower blood pressure in people with hypertension.
The current study evaluated 70 people with mild to moderate hypertension who were otherwise healthy and had not received treatment for at least one month before entering the trial. Participants were randomly assigned to drink one-half liter (approximately 16 ounces) of hibiscus tea before breakfast each day or to take 25 mg of an antihypertensive medication (captopril) twice a day for four weeks. The tea was made from a hibiscus extract standardized to contain a specified amount of flavonoids known as anthocyanins. Blood pressure was measured at the beginning of the study and weekly during the study. After four weeks, the effectiveness of the two treatments was statistically similar: diastolic blood pressure (the lower number of a blood pressure reading) was reduced by at least ten points in 79% of the people receiving hibiscus and 84% of those receiving captopril.
The results of this study demonstrate that a tea made from a standardized hibiscus flower extract can reduce blood pressure in people with mild to moderate hypertension. Hibiscus flowers might have several components and properties that contribute to its blood pressure–lowering effect. The antioxidants in hibiscus could add to its cardiovascular benefits by protecting blood vessels and heart muscle from oxidative damage. Furthermore, its safety and low potential for causing negative side effects make hibiscus an attractive alternative to antihypertensive medications.
Must not be taken as a substitute for prescribed medication or a good healthy diet and regular exercise, this tea preparation is only created to enhance your sense of well-being and harmony not to diagnose, treat or cure any serious medical condition..