Characteristics of Karkade (Hibiscus) Tea
The secret of karkade tea is hidden in its composition. It contains many minerals, vitamins, nutrients, among which are beta-carotene, vitamins of group B, A, C, PP and there is also potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and sodium.
Beneficial Features of Karkade (Hibiscus) Tea
Karkade tea affects blood pressure. A warm drink raises your blood pressure and helps you to invigorate. A cold drink, on the other hand, reduces blood pressure and soothes.
Hibiscus has a diuretic and laxative effect; linoleic acid lowers cholesterol and prevents the appearance of plaques on the walls of blood vessels. Hibiscus also fights bacterial and viral infections, so karkade tea is especially useful in the autumn-winter period for colds.
Karkade tea gets its bright red colour thanks to the antioxidant substance anthocyanin, this strengthens the walls of blood vessels and has a beneficial effect on the entire body. Calcium and phosphorus strengthens bones, teeth, hair and nails. Hibiscus has a good effect on the liver and removes toxins.
Karkade (Hibiscus) for Cosmetic Use
Hibiscus is used as a cleansing infusion in cosmetology, in the complex treatment of acne.
How to Prepare Karkade (Hibiscus) Tea
Hot drink: pour boiling water over the hibiscus petals. Cold drink: pour cooled boiled water over the hibiscus petals and leave for several hours. Add sugar or honey to taste.