How to lower blood pressure with hibiscus tea

Hibiscus Tea: Miracle Drink

Hibiscus tea has been around for many years. Traditional African and Asian communities are known to use it for its medicinal and health benefits.

The health benefits of hibiscus tea are numerous and worth taking note of. In this article, the use of hibiscus tea to lower blood pressure is discussed.

Please note that hibiscus tea is potentially dangerous for those suffering from low blood pressure.

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How does hibiscus tea lower blood pressure?

Hibiscus tea contains chemicals known as flavonoids and antioxidants. These chemicals enable hibiscus tea to lower hypertension and in turn lower the blood pressure of the drinker. It is as simple as that.

Caution should however be exercised by those who are suffering from low blood pressure. The reason is simple, hibiscus tea lowers blood pressure. Thus if you are already suffering from low blood pressure, then it would be advised to avoid hibiscus tea.

How to prepare hibiscus tea.

The preparation of this tisane (herbal drink) is simple. It may be made from fresh flowers or from dried petals of the flowers of the hibiscus plant. These may be obtained from your local grocery.

The method of preparation is simple. Take a cupful of the dried flower petals and soak in five cups of hot water. Soak until the solution forms a deep magenta colour. Sieve and add sugar or honey to taste. Lemon juice can be added to enrich the taste further. For a more detailed method of preparation, read how to prepare hibiscus tea from fresh flowers.


Though hibiscus tea has numerous health benefits it also poses some health risks. It is known to interact negatively with some medication and also may lead to complications in persons with low blood pressure. For more on the dangers of hibiscus tea, read on the health risks of hibiscus tea.

Thank you for reading. I wish you a healthy life.