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I did not know this and my bp skyrocketted, still trying to get in down, very scared, may have to go to hospital. But I don't want more drugs!! -
"Before adding hibiscus tea to your diet, consult your doctor about any preexisting health condition you may have. According to the Bastyr Center for Natural Health at the University of Pennsylvania, hibiscus tea may open and expand your blood vessels, which may increase your risk for heart disease. Drinking hibiscus tea daily may drop your systolic blood pressure by 7.2 points on average. Avoid drinking hibiscus tea if you are taking medication for hypertension and low blood pressure."
When I manage to get off these meds I'll try the hibiscus tea again, I know it has helped a lot of people!!
I was having a small success w/ACV for my high blood pressure, but the hibiscus tea gave me amazing results! From 160/89 to 130/79 in less than 24 hrs - taking the tea 3x/day.
Michael at Alternative Health News: I have used hibiscus tea and have found it to have a positive effect on blood pressure.
Hello everyone. I tried this and it works! One glass hibuscus iced tea daily (no sugar) added. The aloe drink every morning. BP reading was 167/101 now BP reading is 114/64 after one month! Oh yeah I boiled the hibiscus tea from dried herb, not tea bag. Taste kind of like cranberry juice. Thank you!
Hibiscus Tea will lower your blood pressure. I didn't believe it til I went to the local health food store and bought some loose tea. My BP was 139/80 and after consuming a cup of tea. I took my pressure and it drop to 113/68. Google for Hibiscus Tea and Blood Pressure. There's a lot of research on it.
Found this article yesterday. Haven't tried it yet. Hope it works for you. A recent article in the Internal Medical Journal titled "Treatment of high blood pressure with hibiscus tea" really caught my eye. The article originated from the American Heart Association meeting, and the research was done at the prestigious Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. The incredible finding of this simple nutraceutical, a food that acts like a medicine - was that drinking 3 cups of hibiscus tea a day for 6 weeks had a significant effect on participants' blood pressure. In fact, the higher the person's blood pressure, the more it lowered it. In those with normal blood pressure it didn't drop too low, but it appeared to keep it from getting higher. Here are a few amazing statements from the article:
"Regularly incorporating hibiscus tea into their diet may help control blood pressure in people at risk of high blood pressure and those already diagnosed with high blood pressure. "
"The public health implications of a blood pressure reduction of this magnitude, if extended to a larger population, could be profound. "
And, from a president of the American Heart Association, "The blood pressure reduction seen with the tea is equal in size to the typical effect of a prescription anti-hypertensive medication. "
Isn't it amazing that drinking tea made from something in God's nature is equal to our most potent hypertensive medication? Wouldn't you rather take something that God provided for us naturally, rather than a costly prescription medication that could have many side effects?
Why hibiscus tea? Apparently, researchers had observed in randomized trials with animals that it had anti-hypertensive and anti-atherosclerotic (hardening of the arteries) effects, and it was promising enough to continue into studies with humans. The compounds identified in the hibiscus tea were flavonoids and phenolic acids, which have potent antioxidant properties. Medicine is catching up with the natural world that God created for us. A reader of this article responded in part:
The dried hibiscus flowers are sold in most grocery stores - bulk and packaged. I have found it takes SO much sweetening that I experimented around and found that using either white grape juice or apple juice for the sweetener that it works very well. Just open a bottle of room temperature juice, pour it in a large bowl, add a handful of dried hibiscus flowers and let it steep for a 2-3 hrs. It tastes very similar to cranberry juice - sugar free hibiscus tea. It is served as a cold beverage in Mexico.
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
Hibiscus tea lowers high blood pressure. Just Google it - lots of references, including a recent study that produced very impressive results.