Many people enjoy their cup of daily tea or two, and it has become an integral part of their daily routines. Each morning, as one wakes up, the first thing that they do is begin to brew the tea (or coffee for those that crave the caffeine). There have been many different flavors of tea that have popped up over time, and each one suits the fancy of a certain kind of person.
Of course, with tea being in such great abundance, and because it is so cheap, many scams have been put together by the medical community to try and get people to invest in certain types of tea for supposed “Health Benefits.” In reality, most of these versions of tea are loaded with by-products and sugars that completely renounce any health benefit that may have ever been within. It is likely that many doctors get a cut of the profits for the different types of tea that they put their seal of approval behind.
Still, that’s just business these days. A prime example of this truth was the green tea craze of about five years ago. Back then, because of the antioxidants and other useful minerals that were in green tea, many people flocked in masse to super markets and local quality stores to get as much green tea as they could. They believed that simple tea could make them lose weight, lower their cholesterol, and a million other things. This was a highly promoted circumstance, and Lipton tea was the leading force behind it. However, if one took one look at the amount of sugar that a single 21 oz. bottle of Lipton contains, they would be absolutely shocked.
What’s the Catch?
So, why are we here and what is the purpose of this article? Well, first off, we don’t want anyone out there who is reading this article to believe any more lies about what a product can do (when it really can’t!). Instead, we want to show you the facts, present you with one type of tea, and prove to you that this type of tea can really make miracles happen in a person’s life.
Enter hibiscus tea. Hibiscus tea has been around for a very, very long time, but it was only recently that it became popularly known in the United States for the beneficial effect that it can have on one’s body. In specific, hibiscus tea has been scientifically proven to help lower one’s blood pressure quite significantly.
So, where does it come from? Well, the main ingredient in hibiscus tea, quite obviously, is hibiscus. Hibiscus is a type of plant that can be grown in most moderate climates, which means that it can be grown throughout almost the entirety of the United States. For a good while, hibiscus tea was widely used throughout Africa and parts of Asia to deal with blood pressure problems, but it took a good while for it to come to America.
Now, we won’t make any ridiculous promises about many myriads of things that hibiscus tea can do for a person. Why? Because it can only do one thing—lower blood pressure. However, it is not a farce, and it does that one job extremely well. In fact, it has been shown in clinical trials that hibiscus tea may be able to lower a person’s blood pressure as much as a general, regular-level BP medicine could. This is astounding!
The useful properties of hibiscus were thought to be real for quite a while. Like we stated above, the plant was used in brewing homemade medicines in the eastern world for a good while on the basis that hibiscus had special properties. It was only recently that the plant was put to the test. Scientists ran a number of studies wherein they gave animals a basic amount of hibiscus in their diet, and the blood pressure of those animals dropped a fair amount.
Furthermore, the plant’s properties were put to the true test shortly after 1996. It was in Iran that hibiscus tea was first tested on a large number of adults who were known to have hypertension. One control group was given black tea for twelve days, and another group was given hibiscus tea for twelve days. Out of the two groups, the group drinking hibiscus tea saw a much larger drop in blood pressure.
Now, with that said, hibiscus tea may not be a bad idea for a person with high blood pressure. Regardless, tea will not be the only answer to the problem. It is most important that a person in such a situation takes the proper measures to fix themselves—measures like exercise, eating right, and lowering the amount of stress that is normally present in their lives. Doing those things, along with the help of hibiscus tea, will likely create a large improvement in one’s BPI.