Hibiscus tea: useful properties and harm
Not everyone knows that in cold and hot form hibiscus tea has an opposite effect and different properties!
Hibiscus tea is an excellent drink of rich ruby color. In Egypt and in many others hot countries it is considered almost a panacea that saves from all diseases, and we first of all appreciate it for its pleasant taste. But not many know that in the cold and hot form the hibiscus tea has an opposite effect and different properties.
The benefits of the hibiscus tea
To begin with, we say that hibiscus tea is the name of the drink, which is made from dried petals or bracts of hibiscus. This is a plant of the Mallow family, also known as a Sudanese or Chinese rose.
Hibiscus tea contains many useful microelements for the body. So, for example, thanks to the presence of magnesium, it has a mild sedative and hypnotic effect, normalizes metabolism. Calcium and phosphorus, also included in its composition, help strengthen the bones, teeth and hair, and iron helps prevent anemia.
This drink is recommended to drink in hot weather when you sweat a lot, as well as after food poisoning, accompanied by intense vomiting and frequent diarrhea, as the hibiscus tea helps to restore the content of potassium.
There are a lot of vitamins in hibiscus tea: A, C, group B, which, in turn, helps to strengthen the walls of blood vessels, helps to avoid beriberi, stabilizes the nervous system, protects from stress and improves mood.
In addition, the hibiscus tea contains useful for the body acids, which help protect against colds.
The whole complex of microelements, vitamins and acids has a beneficial effect on the brain, so this drink is recommended to be used in moments of increased intellectual activity, for example, during the preparation for examinations. In addition, hibiscus tea helps to cope with chronic fatigue and stress.
Hibiscus tea normalizes the arterial tension and improves the general condition of the body. However, it is worth remembering that a hot drink raises arterial pressure, and cold - lowers. And only for absolutely healthy people its effect is neutral.
It is believed that hibiscus tea helps to reduce weight due to its natural acid and due to the fact that it dissolves unnecessary body fat. However, people are not able to drink so much this drink, so that it becomes a tool for weight loss. So it makes sense to only talk about improving digestion and metabolism.
Hibiscus tea helps with a hangover - it actively removes toxins and other products of alcohol from the body. However, in this case, it is necessary to take into account the temperature of the drink - for the removal of the hangover syndrome, an exceptionally cold infusion is used.
The harm of hibiscus tea
The benefit of hibiscus tea is much greater than its harm. However, like any product, it has its own characteristics, which can become contraindications to consumption.
With caution, it is necessary to drink hibiscus tea for those who have high acidity, as well as an acute form of gastritis or ulcers. The natural acid of the drink adversely affects the walls of the diseased stomach, provoking heartburn. It's like lemon juice - hitting on a healthy skin, it just softens the epidermis, and if you drop it on the wound, it begins to corrode the skin.
It is necessary to make hibiscus tea exclusively in glass or in clay (ceramic, porcelain or porcelain) utensils. The fact is that when it comes into contact with metal, the drink reacts with it and releases substances that destroy all the useful properties of the infusion of the Sudanese rose.