Video: ❶ Hibiscus Tea: Composition, Benefits And Properties
On the shelves of modern shops, you can find various types of tea and their mixtures. Black, green, white, yellow, red, Indian, Ceylon, Georgian, Kenyan - all this tea. Among all this variety, you can also find hibiscus tea from the Sudanese rose. What is its use? Location: Location:
Hibiscus is a red tea drink with a sweet and sour taste. It is made from dried hibiscus petals - a Sudanese rose.
This tea is a national drink in Central and North Africa. Locals consume it hot even on the hottest days. You can also drink hibiscus cold, adding ice and sugar to taste.
In Arab countries, hibiscus is considered a cure for all diseases and is used for medical purposes.
Hibiscus petals contain anthocyanins, which give the plant its red color. Anthocyanins have P-vitamin activity. They strengthen the walls of blood vessels and regulate their permeability. This tea normalizes blood pressure, has an antibacterial effect, and lowers blood cholesterol. Hibiscus also helps to improve the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, helps with toxic alcohol poisoning and allergies.
In hibiscus, organic acids and vitamins are abundant. A decoction of Sudanese rose flowers has a diuretic, antipyretic, antispasmodic effect, improves bile production and protects the liver from adverse effects. It also contains antioxidants. It can be used as an anthelmintic. Hibiscus has soothing properties, promotes overall strengthening of the body.
Tea made from Sudanese rose petals increases the acidity of gastric juice, so it is contraindicated for people suffering from gastritis with high acidity and peptic ulcer disease. But people with kidney disease can drink it - hibiscus does not contain oxalic acid.
Traditional healers advise eating brewed hibiscus petals. Vitamins in them, of course, are less than in the broth, but they contain about 10% protein, 13 amino acids and pectin, which is necessary for cleansing the intestines of toxins.
Hibiscus should be brewed in porcelain or glass dishes. If you do this in a metal bowl, the broth will turn brown and take on a greenish tint.
Traditionally, dry hibiscus petals are poured with boiling water and infused for 5-7 minutes (1 teaspoon of tea leaves in a glass of water). Sugar can be added to the brewed tea to taste. It is impossible to boil this healing drink: when heated, the coloring matter decomposes and the tea acquires a dirty gray color.
The second method of brewing hibiscus is "cold and long". Pour the required amount of tea leaves with cold water and leave for 8 hours. The result is a rich, tasty, refreshing drink.
Try this drink and see the benefits of hibiscus tea.