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When Science Proves the Remedy - Hibiscus

Cuando La Ciencia Aprueba El Remedio Casero: Flor de Jamaica

What is Hibiscus?

Here’s a fact that might help with your blood pressure: no matter where you are in the world, it’s very likely that your ancestors drank hibiscus tea. Long before modern science existed, Hibiscus tea was a trusted remedy.

Hibiscus tea goes by many names, depending on your area of the world. Why? Because it works.

In Egypt it’s called karkade. In Jamaica they call it sorrel. It’s bissap in West Africa and Orhul in India. Not only is Hibiscus a beautiful flower that comes in all colors, it’s a beloved home remedy for literally billions of people and hundreds of cultures.

What makes it so special? Let’s dive into three ways that science has “proven” this famous Santo Remedio.

What Does the Science Say?

Scientific research definitely backs up Hibiscus’ status as a fantastic home remedy. Here’s where the science is the strongest:

#1 Lower Blood Pressure

Multiple studies have shown that Hibiscus can lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. It’s a drink that you can take to heart, which is why Dr. Juan considers it a staple of a heart-healthy lifestyle. (1)

Over time, high blood pressure can lead to numerous cardiovascular problems, including an increased risk of stroke.

And while good nutrition, exercise, and quality sleep can all help lower blood pressure, as well as prescription medications, one study found that hibiscus tea could lower systolic pressure by nearly ten points! (2)

#2 Antioxidant Vitamin C

Science has shown that Hibiscus tea has very high levels of Vitamin C, which is one of the most powerful antioxidants on the planet.

Our cells are constantly undergoing oxidative stress, which is one of the major causes of aging. Antioxidants help to reduce free radicals and oxidative stress in the body. They can help you age gracefully, and they can help you be better prepared to fight off illness, something that’s never been more important.

So next time you want to get some Vitamin C in a delicious way, reach for Hibiscus tea. Especially if you have issues with blood sugar or insulin sensitivity, Hibiscus is a wonderful, natural way to get an antioxidant boost without sugary citrus fruit.

#3 Weight Loss

Modern science has shown that Hibiscus may have positive effects on weight loss and liver health.

That’s super important, as excess weight is at the root of so many chronic illnesses, and an unhealthy liver can lower your body’s ability to break down fat and digest the food you eat.

One study over 12 weeks showed that Hibiscus lowered body weight and body mass index versus a placebo, while another study showed that Hibiscus, given to overweight people, helped reduce fatty liver. (3) (4)

While more studies need to be performed to see exactly how powerful Hibiscus can be for weight loss and liver health, it’s off to a great start.

The healthiest Hibiscus Tea

The healthiest Hibiscus tea is the one you actually drink! Reading an article is great, but a remedy only works when you take it :)

Don’t worry, though, your Santo Remedio family has you covered. We have delicious Hibiscus tea available right now!

But we’re launching something extra special for the Holidays. It’s our new Kickstart and Cooldown Healthy Together Pack! It includes our bone support formula plus Hibiscus and B12 for bright, heart-healthy mornings, and our stress and sleep formula plus relaxing passionflower tea to help you wind down from a busy day.

The two most important parts of the day are how you start, and how you finish. Now you have a convenient pack to make better days happen.

Lets get healthier, together!

Your friends at Santo Remedio


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