Hibiscus Tea: A Splendid Drink To Eliminate Stress!

Hibiscus Tea

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Homeopathic and natural supplements have come a long way. Now you can find alternative options to traditional medicine in your local grocery store and in the form of common items, like tea. In fact, you may not be aware of this, but one of the best stress relievers on the market today is hibiscus tea.

Hibiscus tea is a great alternative because it is composed of an easy to find ingredient — hibiscus — as the source of its healthy power. You are probably already familiar with the plant, especially if you have been to warmer climates. These large, flowering bushes are known for their ornate and colorful blooms.

In order to make hibiscus tea, a certain part of the flower is dried. This part is called the calyx, and any calyx from any variety of hibiscus can be used to make your tea. That means you have hundreds to choose from! Hibiscus tea is common in areas where the temperatures are a bit more tropical. That should come as no surprise since that is where the plant thrives. When brewed in tea, the hibiscus calyx creates a rosy-colored drink that has been described as tart but relaxing.

If you have a whole foods store, you may be able to find hibiscus tea in your local market. If you cannot find it via a local source, try looking online. You can buy hibiscus tea in tea bags, which is the most common way to prepare it.

So how do you get the most out of hibiscus tea? Simple: By enjoying a glass of it every day. Daily intake of hibiscus tea is important for you to get the benefit of the nutrients found within. The tea is high in vitamin C and contains antioxidants to boost your immune system.

If you suffer from an anxiety disorder or find yourself anxious at times, hibiscus tea can be a great alternative to traditional medicine. In fact, the tea has been used historically for these very regions, going back as far as the Egyptians! Some studies have even shown that hibiscus tea is more effective at lowering your stress than prescription drugs.

You may not be aware of it, but you might already be drinking a small portion of hibiscus in your normal tea blend. It is a common ingredient in “soothing teas” or “calming teas,” so you may already be reaping the benefits without knowing it!

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