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Dr. Oz About Hibiscus Tea – Benefits and Side Effects


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Dr. Oz recommends drinking hibiscus tea because of various health benefits. It might help you to control your blood pressure. Hibiscus tea is an herbal tea drink consumed by men and women alike around the globe. Studies have shown drinking Hibiscus tea can help reduce blood pressure and ward off Type 2 diabetes. Hibiscus is an actual flower, and it is used to make a tart tasting tea and various healing tonics. Tropical hibiscus is native to the tropics, and that means it needs warm climates, plenty of sunshine, a moderate amount of humidity and moist soil to survive. These fragrant flowers have been used in the making of sachets and perfumes, as well as in preparation in jams, jellies, cold and warm teas and drinks. It has also been used for treating constipation.

Hibiscus Tea and the Kidneys

The kidneys are the body’s trash collector and keeps waste from building up in the body. The garbage is pushed out of the kidneys, into the bladder, and then it is discarded. The kidneys are located in the middle of your back and can process fifty gallons of blood per day. According to Dr. Oz. key factors in knowing if your kidneys are working efficiently are your blood pressure and blood sugar. Both of these medical conditions, when left untreated, can cause chaos and damage to your kidneys. Dr. Oz advises drinking three cups of hibiscus tea a day can significantly lower blood pressure. Hibiscus is now the most promising herb in reducing the effects of high blood pressure.

Hibiscus Tea Health Benefits

Hibiscus tea is considered nature’s wonder drug. Recent studies concluded the different antioxidants found in Hibiscus tea may help to protect against cell-damaging free radicals. Hibiscus tea is not only recommended to lower high blood pressure, it promotes lowering high cholesterol and the richness of Vitamin C aids in strengthening the body’s immune system. Drinking a cup of Hibiscus tea immediately after meals will help in the absorption of dietary carbohydrates and assist in weight loss reduction.

Hibiscus Tea Natural Remedies

According to Dr. Oz, there are a few natural remedies on the market today with the same benefits derived from the Hibiscus flower. Gurmar Extract is one such product. Gurmar Extract comes from a plant leaf and means “sugar destroyer” in Hindu. Another name for Gurmar is Gymnema. Gymnema is a non-alcohol based drop, and it can be placed under the tongue or 6-12 drops in juice or water 3 times per day. Hibiscus also comes in pill form, powder blends, powders, tea blends and teas, and cream salves and gel blends. There are a number of recipes listed on various on-line sites including the Food Network providing the necessary ingredients to making the natural Hibiscus Tea.

Hibiscus Tea Side Effects

Hibiscus tea is considered to be very safe. It has few interactions with medications and its mode of action may simulate a diuretic or water pill. Drinking Hibiscus tea can prove to be relaxing while aiding in the reduction of stress-induced blood pressure. When made into tea the Hibiscus flower can help control cholesterol thus reducing the risk of heart disease. Hibiscus and Hibiscus mint teas are caffeine free, rich in Vitamin C while possessing a unique and different taste with a pleasant fragrance. The Hibiscus tea can be served hot or cold.

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August 1, 2011 by  
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One Response to “Dr. Oz About Hibiscus Tea – Benefits and Side Effects”
  1. gail zavlick says:

    What about the relationship between hibiscus tea and kidney stones? Also, does it interfere with blood pressure medication?

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