Hibiscus is blended with cinnamon and ginger to create a healing herbal tea recipe for natural high blood pressure treatment.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 cups
2 ½ cups filtered water
1 teaspoon dried Hibiscus flowers
½ teaspoon Ginger powder
½ teaspoon Cinnamon powder
1 Tablespoon honey (optional sweetener)
Place the flowers and spices in a container with a tight fitting lid like a Mason jar
Bring the water to a boil
Pour the boiling water over the herbs and spices and cover the container
Let the flowers and spices steep for 10 minutes
Strain the flowers and spices with a sieve or coffee filter
Serve the tea hot in mugs
Sweeten with honey (optional)
1. Never use aluminum vessels to prepare herbal teas. Use stainless steel or glass items.
2. You can steep the herbs and spices for 30 minutes and make a stronger infusion. This can be served with ice as an iced tea.
3. When using fresh herbs use 1 tablespoon of fresh herb for each cup of water.
A study from Tufts University found that drinking 3 cups of hibiscus tea daily was found to reduce systolic blood pressure by 7 points over a period of 6 weeks.
Ginger is used to lower high blood pressure since it helps regulate blood flow and it also prevents blood clots.
Do not take ginger if you have a bleeding disorder.
Do not take ginger if you are taking aspirin and blood thinning medications like warfarin.
Do not take/ Avoid ginger if you are taking aspirin, blood thinners like warfarin (Coumadin) or clopidogrel (Plavix) since it can cause bleeding.
Do not take/ Avoid ginger if you are taking diabetes medications since it can lower the blood sugar level and cause hypoglycemia.
Do not take/ Avoid ginger if you are taking high blood pressure medications since it can lower blood pressure and cause hypotension and an irregular heartbeat.