Having a high Blood Pressure puts a strain on the arteries and heart that lead to strokes, heart attacks, and severe health conditions.
Unfortunately, about half of the people with untreated hypertension die due to heart disease related to the penurious blood flow and stroke. When the heart beats, a gush of blood pumps in the body that gives oxygen and energy, when the blood moves, it pushes against the sides of our blood vessels. The strength of pushing is the blood pressure, and too high of it is detrimental to the health. The good news is that Hibiscus tea is verified and proven to lower the pressure of the blood.
Hibiscus tea has a tart and cranberry-like flavor. It is a herbal made from the sepals of crimson or colored magenta and a hibiscus sabdariffa flower. It has a tart flavor for sipping a hot and cold drink. This tea revealed numbers of health benefits.
Recent studies prove that hibiscus tea works like and even better than other hypertension drugs in lowering blood pressure. This tea is widely consumed and is repeatedly shown safe, unlike other medicines to reduce blood pressure which causes side-effects.
Some studies examined random of people with high blood pressure. The result shows that the systolic blood pressure which is the top reading pressure drops at an average of 7 points after taking three cups of Hibiscus tea every day. It is mainly the reason why most of the commercial drinks in the country contain hibiscus. The Hibiscus tea clears up the arteries; it acts as an angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor the same as the pharmaceutical drug that is primarily used to treat hypertension and heart failure. In short, it functions as an ACE inhibitor like Lisinopril, a blood pressure drug. Hence, Hibiscus tea and Lisinopril are equally potent.
From one of the testimonies, drinking a minimum 20 ounces of ice Hibiscus tea per day can make a blood pressure from 150/90 reading to 109/71. The tea has anthocyanins or water vacuolar pigments and antioxidants from hibiscus that works to keep the blood vessels resistant to damage, causing them to narrow. Also, an elevated blood pressure known as hypertension occur despite the various antihypertensive prescription medications. As a result, a natural supplement from Hibiscus tea is twice more effective.
Moreover, other study found that Hibiscus tea works better than hydrochlorothiazide, another medication for blood pressure. The diuretic properties of hibiscus tea, angiotensin converting enzyme, (ACE) inhibitor slows down the release of hormones to constrict the blood vessels and valuable antioxidants. With this, the too much high blood pressure and elevated hypertension are over. However, a person must not drink tea and medicines at the same time because its properties might interfere with the effectiveness.
Despite its fantastic health benefits and unknown side effects, not everybody can drink hibiscus tea without consulting a doctor. It is not advisable for pregnant women because it is known to start menstruation that may lead to miscarriage. Also, due to lack of reliable information about its safety for breastfeeding mothers, it is not recommended for the lactating mother without prior consultation.