Hibiscus Tea: Not Just for Drinking — For Foot Fungus, Too!

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.

Tea tree has been the most well-studied type of tea with regard to toenail fungus treatment capabilities. Yet, hibiscus tea has been said to possess many of the same antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Dried hibiscus leaves have been shown to have antifungal effects on Rhizoctonia solania type of pathogenic fungus that attacks plants.

More importantly, a review published in the journal Mycobiology identified the root of the Hibiscus syriacus as a treatment for athlete’s foot fungus. By crossing the plant with the Hibiscus syriacus Ggoma, they were able to achieve four times higher antifungal activity against the ringworm fungus. Researchers from Asia concluded that nonanoic acid was responsible for inhibiting spore germination and mycelial growth of pathogenic fungus.

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