HIBISCUS

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Ev­ery­body knows the hibiscus plant for its gor­geous ow­ers, but did you know that when the ow­ers are made into a tea, it has a num­ber of medic­i­nal prop­er­ties? Hibiscus con­tains an­tho­cyanins and flavonoids, which are pow­er­ful an­tiox­i­dants. In fact, a landmark study of 3,139 foods found that hibiscus had higher an­tiox­i­dant power than even matcha tea! And while hibiscus tea has a long tra­di­tion of use for such things as sup­port­ing healthy blood pressure and car­dio­vas­cu­lar health, re­cent re­search shows that it may also help the liver. One study in the jour­nal Food and Chem­i­cal Tox­i­col­ogy showed that the an­tho­cyanins in hibiscus tea signi cantly re­duced in­flam­ma­tory liver le­sions and ox­ida­tive liver dam­age in rats.

I’m a big fan of mak­ing my own tea us­ing real tea leaves and herbal in­fu­sions. I of­ten make a big pot of strong tea, in­fuse it with lemon and gin­ger, let it sit overnight in the fridge, and then drink it all day long. But let’s face it, that’s a pain in the neck and even I’m not mo­ti­vated to do it ev­ery day. I rec­om­mend bagged teas as a great sub­sti­tute.

So en­joy your sum­mer “shed­ding,” and drink up! Your body will love you for it.

Gaia Herbs Or­ganic Hibiscus tea

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