Hibiscus Sabdariffa

Chlorine and Fluoride Detox Tea

When I first saw the red hibiscus “flowers” (also called Roselle) in a friend’s garden, I thought it was too good to be true; a great ornamental, grows like a weed, and a useful herb - all in one. Over time I learned that it was even better than that – the hibiscus calyxes (the outer whorl of the flower) are also a medicinal powerhouse.

Hibiscus sabdariffa is native to tropical Africa and was regarded by the Egyptian pharaohs to be the most important beverage to improve health and vitality. Hibiscus sabdariffa is typically a warm weather annual and is best planted in the spring. The flowers and red calyx appear only when the days grow shorter at the end of summer. All parts of the plant are edible, but the red calyxes are usually the focal point. The young leaves have a sour taste, while the flowers are milder and are a great addition to any salad. The red calyxes are rich in anthocyanins, fruit acids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and bioflavonoids and can be used in tea, wine, jam, preserves and as a red coloring in just about anything.

The antioxidants in hibiscus tea are often compared to those in red wine, and have been the focus of many recent studies for its anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, neuroprotective and hepatoprotective qualities. This is a good tonic for people with heart disease and high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. The antioxidants in hibiscus tea contain powerful anti-cancer properties that know to protect cells and keep them healthy and free from damage. Hibiscus tea is a great tonic that boosts the immune system and helps to fight off infections.

Hibiscus tea is also beneficial for weight loss, depression, sleep disorders, hypertension, mood swings, high blood pressure, bladder infections, constipation, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), fatty liver and jaundice.

Hibiscus tea has a sour taste and is best mixed with a bit of raw honey, or mixed together with blackberry leaf, raspberry leaf and rose hips to make Anthony William's powerful chlorine and fluoride detox tea. Hibiscus tea can be consumed either hot or cold.

Enjoy your cup of tea,

Beth


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Information in this article was taken from:

Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine

Anthony William's website | The Medical Medium