Get to know the hibiscus plant at Revibed drinks! It is the main ingredient in our delicious, flavoured water, we are sharing the 6 main health benefits of the plant to show what an incredible flower this is and why it’ll benefit your body and mind.
Hibiscus is an exotic plant with beautiful dusky pink flowers and vibrant petals that are fanned in the shape of a trumpet. It blooms in a variety of colours including red, pale yellow and pink and has long been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Commonly known as the ‘anti-ageing plant’, You can use it for tea, water, supplements, and extracts, it has so many wonderful benefits for your overall health.
1. Lowers blood pressure
Consuming hibiscus drinks may lower blood pressure in pre-hypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults. A study was done that found it had antihypertensive effects.
Hibiscus has been found to have antioxidant properties which means it helps the body free radicals that lead to disease.
3. Fights inflammation
Several studies have shown that hibiscus can fight inflammation in the body and this is beneficial as inflammation plays a key role in the development of many illnesses, including cancer and heart disease.
The hibiscus flower proved to have a potential antibacterial activity which means it is a good source of food preservatives. This is good as it strengthens the immune system which prevents more illness.
4. Supports weight loss
Several studies suggest that hibiscus tea may be associated with weight loss and protection against obesity. One study gave 36 overweight participants either hibiscus extract or a placebo. After 12 weeks, hibiscus extract reduced body weight, body fat, body mass index and hip-to-waist.
5. May help to reduce anxiety and depression
The hibiscus drink contains many vitamins and minerals, while it is the presence of flavonoids which have been found to have antidepressant properties, by a study done by a company in Brazil. Consumption of hibiscus may help calm down the nervous system, reducing anxiety and depression by relaxing the mind and body.