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Hibiscus tea is popularly known as zobo in Nigeria and has lots of health benefits. It is consumed by almost every home in Nigeria. Nevertheless, how often do you drink zobo? If you are a zobo fan, research suggests that it can be powerful when it comes to improving your health.
Traditionally, it can be used as a cure for health conditions such as infections, stomach disorders, minor coughs, lack of appetite. The Hibiscus flower from which zobo drink is made is packed with healing plant chemicals such as anthocyanins, polyphenols, and hibiscus acid.
Regardless of its health benefits, there can be side effects as well as conditions that warrant you to avoid taking the drink. So, here are some reasons why you should avoid the consumption of hibiscus tea.
According to an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, hibiscus tea is not recommended for pregnant women, particularly due to its emmenagogue effects, which may stimulate menstruation or blood flow in the uterus or pelvic region.
Also, according to WebMD, hibiscus tea is possibly unsafe to use during pregnancy. It might stimulate a menstrual cycle or have effects that might terminate the pregnancy. So, I recommend that you consult your health specialist regarding the consumption of any type of tea because it is a delicate period.
2. Peptic ulcer
Due to the nutrients contained in the hibiscus leaf, zobo drink can rekindle lost appetite but the question is, is zobo drink safe for drinking as an ulcer patient? Note that it is also caffeinated and that can affect someone suffering from an ulcer as it can lead to irritation. However, it is important to seek medical advice from your doctor.
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3. Low blood pressure
Do you know that one health benefits of hibiscus tea include lowering blood pressure? This means patient suffering from low blood sugar or hypotension doesn't need it anymore. Studies reveal that it may lead to dizziness as
In conclusion, know some of these symptoms help prevent future or impending danger. However, when you notice allergic reactions like itchy red eyes, hay fever when consuming hibiscus tea it is recommended to discontinue and go for a medical check-up.
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