Hibiscus belongs to the family Malvaceae. Total in the world there are several hundred species of hibiscus, both wild and cultural. In our country the most famous sea hibiscus is a houseplant, better known under the name of Chinese rose. And in Egypt, the Sudan and other popular kind of hibiscus - Rosella, used to make tasty and healthy tea Hibiscus.
How and where to grow hibiscus sabdarifa (Rosella)
Sabdarifa Hibiscus (Rosella) is the highest annual shrub that blooms and large red terry, semi-double flowers with five petals. Under the beautiful bright colors are dark red cup. After the flowers wither, cups are beginning to grow. When they grow several times and become fleshy, they are collected by cutting with scissors bush. Then perianths separated from the seed pods and dried in the air under the eaves. After drying, the raw material from which to prepare delicious and healthy tea Hibiscus.
Rosella homeland - India, Egypt, Sudan and Malaysia. The plant is especially venerated by Muslims, as it is believed that five of his flower petals symbolize five precepts of Islam. In tropical countries, Rosella are grown on special plantations.
The chemical composition of hibiscus and its effects on the human body
Rosella has a complex chemical composition varied. There are many plant protein (about 10%), which is composed of 13 amino acids (including 6 essential), pectin, organic acids (e.g., citric acid, gamma-linolenic acid), digestible carbohydrates (glucose and fructose), minerals, flavonoids (quercetin), trace elements, vitamins C and P.
Red raw and prepared on its basis give tea anthocyanins - along with vitamin C, they strengthen the walls of blood vessels and regulate blood pressure. Gamma-linolenic acid, active influence on fat metabolism, preventing the formation of the body of the "bad" cholesterol, which is deposited as plaques in blood vessels. Quercetin helps to improve the view, along with anthocyanins and pectin it also clears the body of metabolic products
Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things
Hibiscus tea has antispasmodic, cholagogue, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anthelmintic, regulating blood pressure, soothing and restorative properties of blood vessels, improves metabolism
Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
In what diseases it is recommended to drink tea Hibiscus
Hibiscus tea is recommended to drink:
- in the vegetative-vascular dystonia, and the initial stages of hypertension as a sedative and a means of regulating blood pressure;
- edema of different origin - as a diuretic;
- for irritability
Irritability - you try to control my temper
and loss of strength - as a sedative and restoring overall health agent;
- liver diseases - as a means of restoring liver function;
- in inflammation of the gallbladder and bile ducts - as an antispasmodic and cholagogue;
- in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract as an antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent;
- in atherosclerosis - to improve metabolism and reduce the blood levels of "bad" cholesterol;
- constipation associated with decreased intestinal motor activity;
- as an anthelmintic;
- the syndrome of hangover - relieves discomfort;
- Hibiscus tea topically
Hibiscus tea: the benefits and harms of the royal drink
is used in the form of lotions in various inflammatory skin diseases.
Hibiscus Tea stimulates the production of gastric juices, so it should not be used in patients with high acidity, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.
How to prepare tea Hibiscus
Hibiscus tea is prepared differently. Most often it is done in the following way: a teaspoon of dried hibiscus leaves pour a glass of hot but not boiling water; 5 minutes later a beautiful bright red tea is ready, it can be drunk by adding sugar or without him, and after the cup is empty, is to eat a "brew" - swollen petals - they are also tasty and healthy. Hibiscus tea brewed only in glass, porcelain or earthenware, but in any case not in a metal: the tea is oxidized and loses its properties. Tea is better to buy with large petals intact: found that as many as petals useful properties are maintained longer.
Hibiscus tea can cook and cool way, not brewing. To do this for 1-2 teaspoons of leaves to pour cold boiled water and put in the refrigerator overnight, the morning drink is ready.
Hibiscus - the plant is very different, but they look like beautiful bright colors. Some of them simply serve as an ornament in the form of potted plants, while others, like hibiscus tea, have excellent curative properties.