It is well known that diet might be an effective way to lower high blood pressure. But drinking a warm red drink seem to causes drops, similar to those of blood pressure medications. It is known as hibiscus tea, or sour tea, which comes from an annual bushy plant in the family Malvaceae. It is widely cultivated in many African countries and Southeast Asia, where it is commonly consumed as a tea drink or used in traditional medicine.
Several studies have indicated the benefits of drinking hibiscus tea, and recent research published in Nutrition Reviews reviewed the current literature; They identified reports published through June 2021 of controlled trials using hibiscus as a blood pressure intervention. Researchers wrote that hibiscus exerts stronger effects on systolic blood pressure than placebo, with the 'magnitude' of the decrease being greater in those with high blood pressure at baseline. They also found that hibiscus significantly lowered levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) compared to other teas and a placebo.
LDL cholesterol is a waxy substance that can stick to blood vessels. Like high blood pressure, it is a harbinger of heart disease.
The researchers concluded, "Regular consumption of hibiscus can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Further studies are warranted to determine effective dose response and duration of treatment."
Published on 28.05.2022 - Source News Express :https://ar.rt.com/t3yg