Prevention Magazine says, “Move over, Green Tea.” There is a new contender for King of Teas in court: Hibiscus Tea!
What started off as a People’s Pharmacy report about seeing blood pressure drop from 132/80 to 102/70 by drinking hibiscus tea has been recently validated by science. Iranian researchers reported that study participants who drank hibiscus tea after every meal for a month saw a 44% drop in blood pressure. Boston researchers found a seven point blood pressure drop among hibiscus tea drinkers, which they said was enough to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke among most patients.
While antifungal research is still scant, many hibiscus lovers say the tea has helped clear up their foot fungus as well.