What is Hibiscus?
Hibiscus is a bushy annual plant. Parts of the flower are used to make a popular drink in Egypt called Karkade. Various parts of the plant are also used to make jams, spices, soups, and sauces. The flowers are used to make medicine.
Below are the disadvantages of Hibiscus to the body.
1) It reduces the number of oestrogen in your body
This is only the issue for women who have the issue with the menstrual cycle. When you drink hibiscus on a regular basis, it can slow down the process of oestrogen production.
So, if you already have problems with this in your life, then consider staying away from karkade for a while. Besides, you should also remember that women taking birth control pills should stay away from the tea too, because of its specific properties.
The dry Hibiscus flowers used for making Zobo drink also include the slight amount of hallucinogenic properties. Such drinks shouldn’t be taken regularly, and some professions should absolutely avoid them. For example, drivers and factory workers who have to work with complex technique don’t want to get even slight hallucinations or feel sleepy at work.
If your job requires concentration and full attention, find a different healthy drink to enjoy or do not take zobo too often.
3) Zobo Is Not Safe For Pregnant Women & Breast Feeding Mothers.
A study published in the African journal of alternative and complementary medicine revealed that consuming zobo drink during pregnancy increases the possibility of giving birth to babies with low birth weight (LBW) possibly through the gluconeogenic activities of the elevated serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT). Results from a similar study which evaluated the effect of zobo drink during breast feeding also revealed that consuming zobo drink during lactation decreased maternal food and fluid intake, delays the onset of puberty in the female offspring and increased postnatal weight gain all of which are detrimental to health.
4) IT MIGHT MAKE YOU LESS PRODUCTIVE
Given how this tea works in your body, it makes your body slow down a little. And as a result, you do less work in the same amount of time you used too. So, hibiscus tea is great if you need to give your body some rest. But in case you want to stay productive, then you should probably substitute it with some other drink.
5) Reduces High Blood Pressure Tendency.
Zobo drink has the tendency of reducing high blood pressure hence it should not be taken with anti hypertensive agents because it can lead to hypotension which is fatal.
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