Dried red hibiscus flowers from South East of Iran can be used to create a lovely pink-colored infusion, bursting in vitamin C. It tastes sour and sweet, which makes it refreshing and thirst quenching.
Region of Origin
Dried Red Hibiscus is harvested from a special plant that grows in an area with mild and semi-humid climate in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, in South-East of Iran.
Health benefits you get from red hibiscus infusion
Hibiscus infusion, hot or cold, has numerous benefits:
- to prevent hypertension
- lower blood pressure
- reduce blood sugar levels
- maintain a healthy liver
- help with menstrual cramps
- help with depression
- aid digestion
- help with weight management
It is rich in Vitamin C, contains minerals such as flavonoids and has laxative properties.
You should be cautious though
Hibiscus infusion can affect estrogen levels which means that it has an effect on both pregnancy and fertility. If you are trying to become pregnant or are pregnant, you should probably avoid hibiscus in your diet. It also lowers blood pressure which can be harmful if you already suffer from low blood pressure. Hibiscus plants are also toxic to cats and dogs and thus, should be kept out of their reach.
Red Hibiscus Infusion Preparation
Bring the hibiscus flowers and water to a boil in a large pot. Once the water starts boiling, switch off the flame and cover the vessel. Let the infusion steep for 15-20 minutes. Mix in the honey and lime juice until completely combined. Strain the tea.
Hibiscus infusion can be served warm or chilled. Either way it tastes delicious!