Dark red hibiscus petals contain amino acids, fruit acids, light carbohydrates, bioflavonoids, various vitamins. Most of these substances are retained when brewing, making nutrient infusion of hibiscus and helpful.
The large number of anthocyanins - compounds from the group of flavonoids - Hibiscus tea makes a unique antioxidant. At its regular use reduces the rate of formation of free radicals, thus the human body is cleansed of harmful substances. Elimination of toxins, heavy metals and other toxins from the intestines helps pectin, which is also rich in hibiscus.
For high quality cleaning Hibiscus is often recommended as an adjunct in the treatment of influenza and colds, alcohol poisoning mild and severe allergic reactions of different origin, suspected the presence in the body of some parasites such as worms.
Decoction of hibiscus accelerates regeneration of liver cells, restores intestinal microflora, stimulates the kidneys. It has diuretic and bile. This should be remembered for people who have chronic diseases of the stomach, kidneys and liver. Hibiscus They need to be used in small quantities and completely abandon it during the exacerbation of the disease.
Dry flowers are used for tea hibiscus tea, rich in vitamin E and C. By the first going to strengthen the walls of blood vessels, improves blood circulation, normal heart function, stabilizes blood pressure, excess cholesterol is derived. Vitamin C increases the overall tone of the body, increases efficiency and resistance to various colds and infectious diseases, accelerates the healing process.
To get the maximum benefit from Hibiscus tea, it must be properly prepared. Hibiscus can not be brewed in a metal teapot, drink from it will not only lose the rich color, but also lose the most useful properties. Use glass, ceramic or porcelain Teapots capacity.
Hibiscus Infusion should not be too strong. Optimally, take 1 heaped teaspoons to 1 cup of water. Then you can do one of three ways:
- Hibiscus pour boiling water and let stand for 5-10 minutes;
- Pour boiling water and boil for 3 minutes, remove from heat and immediately apply to the table;
- Pour onto the cold water, bring to a boil, but do not boil, remove from heat, add a little sugar, let stand 5 minutes.
Hibiscus tea consumed both hot and cold. In either form, it retains the taste and useful properties. Iced tea is served often in the hot season as the perfect refreshing drink.