Hibiscus - a tea drink of red color and sweet-sour taste. Produce it from dried hibiscus petals - Sudanese rose.
This tea is the national drink in Central and North Africa. Locals drink it hot, even on the hottest days. Hibiscus can drink and cold, add 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 provide plant red. Anthocyanins have a P-vitamin activity. They strengthen the walls of blood vessels and regulate their permeability. This tea normalizes pressure, has an antibacterial effect, reduces blood cholesterol. Hibiscus tea also helps to improve the work of the gastrointestinal tract, helps with toxic alcohol poisoning and allergies.
In Hibiscus abound in organic acids and vitamins. A decoction of the flowers Sudanese rose is a diuretic, antipyretic, antispasmodic action, improves the production of bile and protects the liver from the adverse effects. It contains, and antioxidants. Perhaps its use as anthelmintic. Hibiscus has soothing properties, helps strengthen the overall body.
Tea from Sudanese rose petals increases the acidity of gastric juice is contraindicated for people suffering from gastritis with high acidity and peptic ulcer disease. But for people with kidney disease can drink it - Hibiscus does not contain oxalic acid.
Traditional healers are advised to eat brewed hibiscus petals. Vitamins are, of course, smaller than in broth, but contains about 10% protein, 13 amino acids, and pectin, for the desired bowel cleansing of toxins.
Hibiscus need to brew in a porcelain or glass dish. If you do it in a metal bowl, broth pobureet and acquire a greenish tint.
Traditionally dried hibiscus petals pour boiling water and infuse for 5-7 minutes (1 teaspoon of tea leaves per cup of water). In the brewed tea, you can add sugar to taste. Boil this healthful drink can not: when heated dyes decompose and tea gets dirty gray color.
The second method of welding Hibiscus - "cold and long." The right amount of tea leaves cover with cold water and leave for 8 hours. The result is a rich, delicious, refreshing drink.
Try this drink and make sure the benefits of tea Hibiscus.