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How To Make Hibiscus Tea? What Are The Health Benefits & Side Effects?

Organic Hibiscus Tea is a refreshing and super healthy drink made from fresh or dried Hibiscus flowers. Similar to cranberry, it has sweet and tart flavors. It can be consumed either hot or iced. Are you one of those who like to have a cup of herbal tea instead of green and black tea? If you do so, then know that Hibiscus tea is the best of all herbal teas! And if you have Hibiscus flowers in your garden, it can be easily made by plucking the flowers. Yes, it is that easy.


You may be familiar with the blowers of Hibiscus plants. It originated in North America and Southeast Asia. People worldwide use various parts of Hibiscus plants for food and medicine. We know that you are looking for the recipe. Wait for a while. We will tell you how to make tea, but before that, let us tell you the benefits and side effects.

Benefits Of Organic Hibiscus Tea

Before getting to know how to make hibiscus tea, let us just summarize the benefits that a cup of hibiscus tea offers! A cup of hibiscus provides tons of benefits! Hibiscus tea is well known for managing hypertension, and blood sugar levels, keeping your liver healthy, relieving menstrual cramps, helping with depression, aiding digestion, and helping with weight loss.

It has plenty of Vitamin C, contains minerals such as flavonoids, and has laxative properties. These natural acids in the hibiscus help purify skin by removing dead skin cells and increasing cell turnover. They even help to control acne breakouts.

Side Effects And Risks

There are no reported significant side effects of Hibiscus tea. However, according to sources, consuming hibiscus tea is not safe for people who are taking 'chloroquine' (a medicine for malaria). Hibiscus is known to diminish the effectiveness of that medicine.

If you are a diabetic or hypertension patient, you must monitor your blood pressure and blood sugar levels when consuming hibiscus tea. Because sometimes, it may decrease blood sugar or blood pressure levels, which can go wrong with your health. Also, never drink it in higher amounts.

If you are on a specific medication and want to have hibiscus tea, discuss it with your doctor first, as hibiscus might have the potential to interact with medicines.

Drinking hibiscus tea is considered safe. However, other hibiscus products are not regulated and may not contain what they claim. These include:

  • Supplements

  • Capsules

  • Extracts

How To Make Hibiscus Tea?

Different recipes are super beneficial for health. However, before telling you different 'how to make hibiscus tea' recipes, let us begin with the basic and most followed one.

Take these ingredients:

  • Two cups of fresh hibiscus flowers or ½ cup of dried hibiscus flowers

  • 8 cups of water

  • Three tablespoons of fresh lime juice

  • and ¼ cup honey (you can take more or less as per your taste)

  1. While using fresh hibiscus flowers, first remove the calyx (green part of the base of the flower) at which the stem is attached. Also, remove the pistil in a thin thread-like tube in the middle of the flower. However, if you use dried flowers, you don't need to do this.

  2. Put the hibiscus flowers in a water bowl and turn off the flame. Sieve the tea into a cup and mix honey and lime juice.

  3. You can have the tea warm or chill it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Have it either way or try both. It always tastes delicious.

How To Make Hibiscus Tea To Help Lose Some Pounds?

Hibiscus tea offers many benefits, and one such is that it promotes weight loss. It helps to throw out the accumulated toxins and aid weight loss. Everyone is looking for some beneficial ingredients and recipes to lose some weight. So skipping this recipe will be a grave mistake. So here is 'how to make hibiscus tea for the people striving for weight loss.

  1. Boil a cup of water and add some hibiscus flower extract (either fresh or dried). Add a few more if you like a light taste, or add more to have strong tea.

  2. Let it simmer for about 4-5 minutes.

  3. Add cinnamon powder or a cinnamon stick into the water and lemon juice to enhance the flavor (cinnamon, hibiscus, and lemon promote weight loss by detoxifying the body).

  4. Avoid all refined and natural sugars since you are consuming this tea to aid weight loss.

How To Make Hibiscus Tea For Controlling High Blood Pressure?

If you are a hypertension patient and looking for some healthy recipes to help control your blood pressure level, you are in the right place. This 'how to make hibiscus tea' guide will help manage your blood pressure levels and lead a better and healthy lifestyle.

Take these ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of hibiscus flowers

  • 1 cup of ice

  • ¼ cup mint leaves

  • 2 cups of water

  • ¼ cup honey or pebble syrup ( it is for sweetening, you can skip this step too)

Start preparing tea:

  1. Put hibiscus flowers in a tea bag.

  2. Add a tea bag, mint leaves, and water to a pitcher.

  3. Stir and keep it steeped in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.

  4. Take it out when it has finished steeping. Add a cup of ice and stir.

  5. If you like to sweeten. Use simple syrup or natural honey, as mentioned earlier.

How To Make Hibiscus Tea From Plucking Fresh Flowers In Your Gardens?

People often prefer to make hibiscus tea with dried flowers and petals. But do you know you can make hibiscus tea from the fresh hibiscus flowers in your garden? No? Don't worry. We will tell you how. It will taste as delicious as the hibiscus tea tastes made from dried flower petals.

Prefer the red color Hibiscus flower. It gives a fantastic taste with a pretty color.

  1. Pluck 5 to 6 fresh hibiscus flowers from your garden.

  2. Clean the flowers. Remove any stem, leaves, and seed pods from the flowers.

  3. Rinse the hibiscus petals in clean water and put them in a bowl of water for boiling.

  4. Add other ingredients such as cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, and clove. Prefer all these ingredients in powdery form. If you do not have them, take them in small quantities and crush them together.

  5. Keep the bowl on the stove for 15 to 20 minutes until all essence and color from flowers get into the water.

  6. Strain the tea in a cup by removing the remains.

  7. Add honey, and your delicious tea is ready to serve.

Where To Buy Hibiscus Tea?

Grab your pack of hibiscus tea from Shea’s Apothecary. Shea’s Apothecary formulates and manufactures superior quality herbal teas, tinctures, and other vibrational medicines.

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Final Words

After reading all these 'how to make hibiscus tea' recipes, we are sure you are excited to try one of them at least! So why wait. No matter; whether you want to have it warm or iced, it will taste delicious and provide maximum benefits. Try all the recipes now and avail the multiple benefits it offers, from managing blood pressure to aiding weight loss and boosting mental health.

If you have a hibiscus plant in your garden, harvest the flowers. If not, grab a pack of hibiscus tea from the best herbal remedy shop, Shea's Apothecary.

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