Improve Cardiovascular Health with Hibiscus Tea!

Hibiscus is a plant rich in bioactive compounds, including organic acids, anthocyanins, flavonoids, and phenolic acid. These bioactive compounds independently affect cardiovascular health factors, including hypertension, obesity, and lipid profiles. These compounds naturally occur in Hibiscus, giving extracts from the plant powerful potential to reduce cardiovascular health risks!

Lower Blood Pressure with Hibiscus Tea

Convincing research regarding Hibiscus's potential to lower blood pressure is beginning to emerge. Jilalyzardi et al. found Hibiscus to benefit stage-1 hypertensive patients. The 23 participants who consumed two cups of hibiscus tea daily, exercised, and followed the DASH diet experienced a more significant reduction in blood pressure than the control group who only exercised and ate the DASH diet.1

Lower Cholesterol with Hibiscus Tea

High LDL cholesterol and high triglycerides are associated with cardiovascular disease risk. Fortunately, researchers noticed that nine days of Hibiscus Tea significantly lowered LDL cholesterol.2

Hibiscus Tea may help with obesity

Obesity has many risks, causes, and treatments. Metabolic syndrome and diseases of the liver, kidney, gallbladder, and cancer are risks associated with obesity. Causes of obesity may include diet, sedentary lifestyle, genetic disorders, and psychological factors. The natural variety of bioactive compounds found in Hibiscus may attenuate obesity. A research group led by Herranz et al. learned that Hibiscus Tea and exercise helped study participants reduce weight, lose inches around their waist, and lower body fat percentage more than those who just exercised.3  The researchers explain that Hibiscus can help with fat loss through increasing enzyme activity that stimulates carbohydrate and fat use. Another study by Cheng et al. also discovered that Hibisuscus had the same weight loss and fat reduction effects, plus the potential to reduce fat on the liver.4

1.        Jalalyazdi M, Ramezani J, Izadi-Moud A, Madani-Sani F, Shahlaei S, Ghiasi S. Effect of hibiscus sabdariffa on blood pressure in patients with stage 1 hypertension. J Adv Pharm Technol Res. 2019;10(3):107.  doi:10.4103/japtr.JAPTR_402_18

2.        Ghislain MT, Gisele EL, Joel Bertr PM, et al. Effect of "Folere" Juice (Calyx of Hibiscus sabdariffa Lin) on Some Biochemical Parameters in Humans. Pakistan J of Nutrition. 2011;10(8):755-759.  doi:10.3923/pjn.2011.755.759

3.        Herranz-López M, Olivares-Vicente M, Boix-Castejón M, Caturla N, Roche E, Micol V. Differential effects of a combination of Hibiscus sabdariffa and Lippia citriodora polyphenols in overweight/obese subjects: A randomized controlled trial. Sci Rep. 2019;9(1):2999. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-39159-5

4.        Chang HC, Peng CH, Yeh DM, Kao ES, Wang CJ. Hibiscus sabdariffa extract inhibits obesity and fat accumulation, and improves liver steatosis in humans. Food Funct. 2014;5(4):734. doi:10.1039/c3fo60495k