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Health Benefits Of Zobo Drink (Hibiscus Tea) and Its Possible Side Effects

Hibiscus tea is a fragrant tea prepared from the dried calyxes of the tropical Hibiscus sabdariffa blossoms. It is also known as Sorrell tea or "sour tea." Flowers of the Hibiscus sabdariffa are native to Africa and can be found in various tropical and subtropical climates around the world. Mallow (Malvaceae) is a family of plants, trees, and flowers that includes many different species.

Many people enjoy hibiscus tea hot or iced because of its fruity, refreshing flavor. Many people drink it because of its potential health benefits. While research shows that there may be some truth to these claims, there may also be potential risks.

Herbal teas, such as hibiscus tea, are classified as such. Plants, herbs, and spices are used to make herbal tea. Herbal tea is not classified as "tea" in many countries because it does not come from the Camellia sinensis plant.

According to Web MD Hibiscus tea is high in vitamin C, a substance that serves a variety of functions in the body. The following are some of them: 

1. Tissue development and repair.

2. Keeping cartilage, bones, and teeth in good condition.

3. Healing of wounds.

4. Collagen formation.

5. Absorption of iron.

Hibiscus tea may not include many vitamins or minerals, but it does contain vitamin C and other antioxidants, which may have health benefits. According to a recent study, herbal tea may have a variety of health benefits:

1. It Helps to Control Blood Pressure. 

High blood pressure raises your chances of developing heart disease. According to certain research, drinking hibiscus tea can help lower systolic blood pressure.

2. Lowering Cholesterol Levels

According to some studies, hibiscus tea can help lower cholesterol levels, which is another risk factor for heart disease. People who drank hibiscus tea had higher "good cholesterol" (high-density lipoproteins) and lower "bad cholesterol" (low-density lipoproteins) in one research (low-density lipoproteins). However, many of the present studies have been limited to people with specific diseases, and others have produced contradictory results.

3. Improve the health of your liver

Hibiscus tea may be beneficial to the liver's health. Hibiscus tea was found to help reduce liver damage markers in hamsters in a study. In one human trial, hibiscus extract was found to improve liver steatosis, potentially lowering the risk of liver failure.

4. Preventing Cancer

In addition to anthocyanins, hibiscus tea contains polyphenols, an antioxidant that has been found to have anti-cancer properties. Test-tube investigations are used in a lot of current research.

3 Possible side effects of Zobo drink (Hibiscus Tea) when taking without caution.

Hibiscus Tea's Potential Concerns While hibiscus tea has certain health benefits, it also has potential risks. Among the dangers are:

1. Pregnancy apprehensions.

Hibiscus tea contains phytoestrogens, which may cause difficulties during pregnancy. They could, for example, cause preterm labor. If you're pregnant or breastfeeding, you should avoid hibiscus tea or find a substitute.

2. Damage to the liver.

According to certain studies, large amounts of hibiscus extract may cause liver damage.

3. Drug Interactions

Certain drugs may interact with hibiscus tea. It has the potential to reduce the efficacy of the malaria medication chloroquine. Blood pressure might drop dramatically if you take drugs for high blood pressure or diabetes.

Write-up Credit: Medical News Today & Web MD.

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Hibiscus Mallow Malvaceae Sorrell Zobo


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